Wary of Wear and Tear

AS THE 2012-13 football seasons draw inexorably nearer to its conclusion...

....so comes the task of keeping all players healthy for the crucial run-in. 

Argyle have suffered in recent weeks from some of those horrible, niggling, injuries which come with wear and tear, rather than impact and misfortune. 

Lee Cox missed the 2-0 home victory over Cheltenham with a shoulder injury, while Anthony Charles returned to the Pilgrims’ bench after missing out with a groin injury for a while. In turn, he came on as a substitute for Paul Wotton, who limped off with a similar complaint. 

These are not the only walking wounded, according to manager John Sheridan. 

“We’ll see how Wotts is,” said John. “He did say he was injured, but I left him on. I probably should have taken him off. It’s his groin. 

"We’ve had a few groin injuries. There were four or five in a bit of doubt [before the game] – Wottsy was one of them – but they all declared themselves fit; they all wanted to play. 

“We need as many bodies as possible. We had Conor [Hourihane] out suspended; Coxy [Lee  Cox]injured. It’s one of those he has to rest for seven days then we’ll assess him. He’ll get a bit of treatment and hopefully it’ll settle down. He’s improving.

“But one or two have come back and done a job. Charlesy has only trained a couple of days, so we need to get him match-fit as quickly as possible. 

“There’s a game on Tuesday, so a few of them will get a bit of football.”