Andy G An Absentee

MATT Lecointe and Andres Gurrieri are the only absentees from the Pilgrims’ squad for Sunday’s Home Park showdown with Sky Bet League 1 Milton Keynes Dons.

Teenage striker Matt injured his knee in a Development XI game at Truro on Wednesday, while Argentinean midfielder Andres has not played in pre-season because of a thigh injury.

“He’s a bit longer than I thought he would be,” said John, “but he’s doing everything he can.

“I’ve had a thigh injury myself and it’s just one of those things – you have to make sure it’s right because kicking is going to be the problem.

“We’re hoping, next week, he’ll be joining with us.”