Gutted for Jim

ARGYLE defender Gary Miller believes team-mate Jimmy Spencer will emerge from his injury set-back stronger for having come through it.

Pilgrims forward Jimmy, Argyle’s go-to main striker this season, broke and dislocated an ankle in training on Friday, little more than 24 hours before their 3-0 home defeat by Grimsby.

He is waiting to visit a consultant and receive a prognosis on the injury, but a minimum of three months out of action is the initial projection.

“A lot of the boys are gutted for him,” said Gary, on the eve of Tuesday’s Sky Bet League Two game against Barnet at Home Park. “He has been doing well and it will be a big loss.

“He’s a good strong character, though, so we know he’ll come back better whenever he recovers. I just hope he’s feeling alright about it. It’s a shame, really; it’s not something you like to see at all.”

Gary is confident that Jim’s unlucky break will not affect Argyle’s promotion ambitions, with the likes of Arnold Garita, David Goodwillie, Jake Jervis, Louis Rooney, Jordan Slew and Craig Tanner all in the squad.

Gary said: “It is up to the other guys now to step up and stake their place; get their place in the team and try to keep it by doing well. I am sure they will be hoping to take their chance.

“As sad as it is, other people who have been waiting and working hard will be looking to get in and make their claim.”