Next Stop Cornwall
THE Argyle Westcountry roadshow calls in at Treyew Road on Tuesday night, when the Pilgrims face familiar opponents in Truro City.It is the sixth successive year that Argyle have played the White Tigers, currently managed by former Home Park favourite Lee Hodges.
Hodgy took young Pilgrims’ first-teamers Isaac Vassell and Ollie Chenoweth on loan at the Blue Square South side last season, and Argyle manager Carl Fletcher said: “We have a good relationship with the manager. It’s good for them and good for us.
“We have played them every year since I have been here; Vass went on loan there last year, and Ollie as well; and it’s local, which makes life a little bit easier.
“It will be good to get another game under our belts.”
Apart from “a few aching bodies” following Saturday’s pre-season curtain-raiser against Yeovil, Fletch has no fresh injury concerns, and will assess the fitness of Yeovil absentees Paul Wotton and Warren Feeney before travelling.
He will, however, rest goalkeeper Jake Cole, one of only two players to play the whole 90 minutes at the weekend, in favour of either Ollie or new signing Rene Gilmartin.
“If you are giving a goalkeeper 45 minutes, he might touch the ball four times,” said Fletch, “which is no good for them and no good for us.
“Some of their fitness is concentration as well, so they need that kind of work. Early in pre-season your concentration probably isn’t what it will be, come the start of the season, so it’s good practice for them.”
One player who will not be on view at Treyew Road on Tuesday is Spanish midfielder Alejandro Jimenez.
Alejandro trained with Argyle last week and played in Saturday’s friendly against Yeovil at Dorchester, but has since been let go.