Hard Knocks

COACH Paul Wotton has urged Argyle to make do and carry on doing what they do best as the club’s injury list increases.

At the end of the Pilgrims’ 3-2 win against Northampton Town - where goals from Peter Hartley, Andy Kellett and Lewis Alessandra were enough to nullify late strikes from Ivan Toney and Stewart Murdoch – Curtis Nelson sustained a dislocated elbow that had to be relocated on the pitch before he was taken to hospital.

Dom Blizzard also limped off with a calf injury, and with Marvin Morgan, Nathan Thomas, Carl McHugh and Matt Lecointe already on the list of players unavailable for selection, the walking wounded list is mounting. However, Wotton, the team’s first team coach, is not keen to use that as an excuse for any potential bad results.

“It is part of football. It is what it is, but you could do without them,” said Wotton.

“Thomas and McHugh are imminent (to return), I think. We are not sure how Nelson is going to be, but it would take something bad to keep him from playing.

“It is a busy time, the festive period, so John Harbin and Paul Atkinson will speak to the manager, and they will manage people through training.

“It is not different to any other club; injuries and part and parcel, and there is nothing you can do about it.”