Gozie Available

ARGYLE manage John Sheridan is optimistic teenager striker Gozie Ugwu will be fit and able to make his Pilgrims’ debut at Aldershot Town on Saturday.

Nineteen-year-old Gozie sat out the two 0-0 home draws against Accrington Stanley and Dagenham & Redbridge after suffering an ankle injury in training following his one-month loan from Reading.

However, he was back on the training-ground this week, and John hopes to include him in the Pilgrims’ squad that travels to the EBB Stadium for Saturday’s important League 2 encounter.

John said: “He trained and, hopefully, he’ll come through it, which is good news because the lad’s dying to get a game of football.

“If he comes through and there’s no reaction, he will be involved.

“The lad’s come to play games and, hopefully, score goals for us. He would have played if he’d felt he was fit enough to play.”

There was less positive news about two more teenagers. Tyler Harvey damaged his knee in a midweek Home Park friendly against Torquay United, and Curtis Nelson is still suffering from a sore groin.

“Tyler hasn’t trained,” said John. “He’s probably a bit sore. Hopefully, it’s a just a bit of bruising. We’ll see how he is, but he’s probably struggling.

“Nelse won’t be fit for Saturday. I think he could play but, for Curtis and for our benefit, if he gets that bit of treatment, he will get better instead of playing and aggravating it and being out a lot longer than he should be.

“I’m hoping he’ll be getting involved with training next week.”