Team Of Skippers

CONOR Hourihane's two-game suspension following has left two big decisions for manager Argyle manager John Sheridan to make.

First, he must choose who fills the void in the centre of midfield and then who will take the arm band for Saturday’s npower League 2 clash with Cheltenham Town.

Looking forward to the Robins' visit to Home Park this weekend, John admitted Conor will be a big loss for the side, however, left little time to dwell on past misfortunes and made it clear that his focus is now on who will fill the skipper's midfield role.

“It's a big blow, he's captain and been part of the run we've just been on but there's nothing we can do,” said Shez.

“I'm not being harsh when I say it's not worth talking about players who aren’t going to be involved; I've got to concentrate on who is going to come in and fill his place so that's what my focus will be on.

And when prompted with the question as to who will captain the side in Conor's absence, John called for a group of leaders to emerge in the forthcoming matches.

He said: “Hopefully there will be about six or seven captains out there playing.

“It's a chance for someone now coming in to take the opportunity and stay in the team by getting us some good results, because we need them.”

Adding to Shez's team selection worries, Conor's fellow central midfield partner of late, Lee Cox, is a doubt for Saturday's clash with Cheltenham following a shoulder injury sustained in the Devon Expressway Derby victory last weekend.

“Coxy is struggling a little bit,” said John.

“The two new people who come in, though, they'll know how we play and know how I want them to effect the game.”