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Fingers Crossed for Lewi

19 March 2014

ARGYLE are waiting anxiously on the condition of Lewis Alessandra, after he came off in Tuesday night’s 2-1 Sky Bet League 2 victory over Chesterfield.

Lewis innocuously went down soon after Reuben Reid opened the scoring in the 28th minute and it proved to be the only low point of the evening for the Pilgrims, with Reid scoring a second near the hour mark after Ritchie Humphreys’ equaliser.

Alessandra was replaced by Tope Obedayi, and John Sheridan is currently uncertain as to the striker’s condition.

He said: “It’s his hamstring. We’re just going to assess him and see how he feels. It’s in the physio’s hands.

“I’m not going to think about it. If he’s out, he’s out. I’ve just got to get on with it. I’m not being harsh on him, but Lewis is no good to me if he’s injured.”

The 25 year-old is Argyle’s second highest scorer this season and, despite wanting to focus on those who are fit, John admits that not having Lewis available would be a loss to the team.

“We’ll try and get him back, because he’s probably been our best player this season,” said John. “If he’s out, it would be a blow, but we’re not thinking like that.
 
“We’ll assess him, see if it calms down, and we’ll take it from there.”


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