Argyle v Bristol Rovers H preview

ARGYLE went into their Sky Bet League One Westcountry derby against Bristol Rovers at Home Park on Saturday with midfielder Graham Carey.

Carey missed his first start since Shrewsbury in November though injury and was replaced by Jamie Ness in an otherwise uncahnged line-up.

Midfielder Oscar Threlkeld and goalkeeper Kyle Letheren returned to the squad after injury, with Scott Wootton and Michael Cooper.

Rovers were without captain Tom Lockyer, on international duty with Wales, and included former Pilgrim Tareiq Holmes-Dennis.

Argyle (4-2-3-1): 1 Matt Macey; 2 Joe Riley, 5 Ryan Edwards, 14 Niall Canavan, 3 Gary Sawyer (capt); 4 Yann Songo’o, 8 David Fox; 7 Antoni Sarcevic, 6 Jamie Ness, 11 Ruben Lameiras; 19 Freddie Ladapo. Substitutes:  9 Ryan Taylor, 13 Paul Anderson, 20 Lloyd Jones, 21 Kyle Letheren (gk), 23 Ashley Smith-Brown, 26 Oscar Threlkeld, 29 Alex Fletcher.

Bristol Rovers (4-4-2): 13 Jack Bonham; 15 James Clarke, 30 Alfie Kilgour, 5 Tony Craig, 3 Tareiq Holmes-Dennis; 8 Ollie Clarke (capt), 6 Ed Upson, 25 Abu Ogogo, 7 Liam Sercombe, 19 Jonson Clarke-Harris, 10 Tom Nichols. Substitutes: 14 Chris Lines, 17 Alex Jakubiak, 20 Gavin Reilly, 21 Adam Smith (gk), 22 Joe Partington, 24 Stuart Sinclair, 28 Michael Kelly.