What Mates Are For

ARGYLE manager Carl Fletcher again had old pal Eddie Howe to thank after extending the loan of midfielder Mark Molesley.

The AFC Bournemouth manager has allowed the 31-year-old to stay in Devon for the Christmas period, enabling him to play in festive games against Torquay, Wycombe and Bristol Rovers.

Fletcher said: “I had to have a bit of time on the phone to Ed at Bournemouth to try and keep Mark on the same arrangement as we had him for the first month, so I owe him one, which I hope he forgets about.

“It’s ideal for them and for us. They’ve got a player who they want to get games and he’s doing well for us, so we want to keep him here.

“He has got a little bit of an issue with his hamstring so he’s touch and go at the moment.

“He’s played four games for us now, having not played at all the year before.

“It’s not that bad, but we’re not sure whether he’ll make it for Saturday yet.”