Hot For Trot

NEW recruit Neal Trotman will make his debut against Birmingham City on Tuesday evening.

Argyle manager John Sheridan has confirmed that the defender, who signed for the Pilgrims on Monday, will play a part in the Capital One Cup first round tie at St Andrews.

“He's come here to play and he'll play tomorrow,” said John.

“He's a good player, he's big and strong; and he's done very well for me in the past.

“I'm very pleased to have signed him and glad that he was available.

“I'd like to think that he'll fit in very well here. He's very aggressive with his game and he's an old fashioned centre-half – good in both boxes.”

The arrival of Neal coincides with a slight injury issue with the Pilgrims’ back line.

Guy Branston and Paul Wotton are both unavailable through injury, whilst Maxime Blanchard serves the second half of his two-match suspension on Tuesday night.

In the circumstances, John was delighted to call on somebody that he could trust.

He said: “We are struggling with one or two injuries in that department so I needed a quick fix with the games coming up. I thought t was ideal to go and get Neal.

“He'll come in, give us a bit of presence and It's up to Neal to get a place in the side.

“He's been doing pre-season with a number of other clubs who wanted to sign him but he didn’t feel it was the right move.

“I know him, he knows me, and hopefully he'll come in and impress.”