Hopeful On Harvey

ARGYLE are hopeful that young striker Tyler Harvey will recover swiftly from the knock to his knee that saw him limp off on crutches during the Pilgrims’ 2-0 victory over Torquay on Tuesday

Tyler, 17, needed extensive treatment from Argyle physio Paul Atkinson after tangling with Kirtys MacKenize in the opening stages of the friendly at Home Park, which the Pilgrims won with a first-half Paul Wotton penalty and Jamie Lowry’s strike after the interval.

However, Argyle coach Kevin Nancekivell said afterwards that Tyler could yet be part of the first-team that travels to Aldershot on Saturday.

“He has had an impact injury to the side of his knee,” confirmed Kevin, “but I’ve just spoken to Paul and he’s hopeful it’s not too serious.

“[Tyler]’s on crutches, but only as a precaution. We’ll wait and see what develops over the next 24 hours, but we’re quite confident.”

With Curtis Nelson and Gozie Ugwu both making steady progress from, respectively, a groin and an ankle injury, manager John Sheridan could have a full squad from which to choose his starting 11.

That choice will include the squad players who comfortably defeated Torquay in a sometimes feisty game.

 “The lads acquitted themselves really well,” said Kevin. “They passed the ball well at the right time and showed a good desire and intent to play the game the way it should be played.

“Everyone’s come out with some positives, so they will definitely be in John’s mind when he comes to think about Saturday’s team.

“There were a lot of positives: some good performances; another clean sheet. Whether it’s under-18s, reserves or first-team, winning becomes a habit; clean sheets become a habit.

“We’re starting to do that now, so it all bodes well.

“We’ve had a few important games in the last 18 months and we’ve got another one on Saturday. We know what’s coming; we know what we’re expecting from Aldershot .

“But we are confident we have got more than enough in our changing-room to go up there and get three points, which we do need.”