No Tope 'til Xmas

ARGYLE’S on-loan forward Tope Obedayi will not play again before Christmas.

The Bury winger has failed to recover from a hamstring tear picked up in the Pilgrims’ last league game against Burton in time to play a part in this weekend’s visit to Chesterfield.

Even if he passes muster next week, the terms of Tope’s loan forbid him from playing against his parent club in Argyle’s pre-Christmas home game the following weekend.

“[Tope]’s training and not too far away, but this [Saturday] has come a little too early for him,” said manager John Sheridan, who has drawn a line under a below-par second-half performance against Welling.

“I think we were brilliant in the first half and got the game won – that’s all I look at,” he said. “The club has been knocked out by a non-league club for the last two years, so give a bit of credit to the players.

“I wasn’t happy with the performance, but I’m not going to dwell on it. The problem was that too many players thought the game was over and it wasn’t.”