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Purse's Calf Problem

25 August 2012

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ARGYLE manager Carl Fletcher is waiting on a fitness bulletin on skipper Darren Purse.

The Pilgrims’ centre-back hobbled off the field during Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Oxford, and is a doubtful starter for Tuesday’s Capital One Cup tie away to Burnley.

“He’s had a bit of a calf problem for the last two weeks, and he’s been playing on with it,” said Fletch.

“It just got a little bit too much for him. We’ll assess it and see how it is.”

Fletch opted to drop Paul Wotton, who took over the skipper’s duties from Darren, into central defence and he has not ruled out a more permanent role there for Wottsy.

He said: “He slipped in there seamlessly and did really well. 

“He’ll play there if needs be, but we’ll see how Pursey is first.”

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