Matty On The Mend

MATT Lecointe is recovering well after an undergoing surgery to repair his anterior cruciate ligaments.

The 18-year-old striker damaged his knee in a collision with former team-mate, Truro goalkeeper Ollie Chenoweth, during a pre-season match at Treyew Road in July.

But, after going under the knife on Tuesday, Argyle manager John Sheridan is hopefully that Matt will go on to make a full recovery.

“[The operation went] very well, by all accounts,” confirmed John.

“It’s a long progress. It’s really early but it’s an injury where you need to take your time and recover from things properly.

“Everything went really well and lots of players have recovered and gone on to have really successful careers from the same injury.

“He’s a young lad and hopefully we can get him in the best shape we can.

“He knows the timescale and he knows when he’s probably going to be back playing so it’s down to Matty to keep himself focused and work very hard to make sure he gets back fully fit.”

Sheridan’s only other casualty in Paul Wotton, who has been out of action since breaking his ribs against Southend on the opening day of the season.

John said: “I’ve got a fully fit squad other than Wottsy.

“He’s about a week away, but he’s joining in more and more as the days go by.

“Other than that, everyone’s fit and available for Saturday.”