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Argyle v Luton - the Line-Ups

Macey Returns in Goal; Riley Recalled

9 March 2019

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MATT Macey returned in goal for Argyle in the Pilgrims' Sky Bet League One match with table-topping Luton Town at Home Park on Saturday.

On-loan Arsenal stopper Macey was called up for his first start of 2019 after Kyle Letheren was ruled out with a groin injury that saw him substituted seven days previously in a 2-0 defat at Sunderland.

Defender Joe Riley was also recalled in what manager Derek Adams called "a tactical change" in his pre-match interview with iFollow Argyle. Ash Smith-Brown made way.

The game ended a run of 11 successive starts for Welsh custodian Letheren, who took over from the then injured Macey for the 1-1 draw at Burton Albion on December 29 and retained his place following Macey's recovery.

Luton, captained by former Argyle Player of the Season Sonny Bradley, were unchanged as they sought their 23rd consecutive league game without defeat.

Argyle: 1 Matt Macey; 3 Gary Sawyer (capt), 4 Yann Songo’o, 5 Ryan Edwards, 8 David Fox, 10 Graham Carey, 11 Ruben Lameiras, 14 Niall Canavan, 19 Freddie Ladapo, 23 Ashley Smith-Brown, 26 Oscar Threlkeld. Substitutes: 2 Joe Riley, 9 Ryan Taylor, 13 Paul Anderson, 22 Tafari Moore, 25 Scott Wootton, 27 Alex Fletcher, 31 Michael Cooper (gk).

Luton Town: 36 James Shea; 2 James Justin, 4 Alan Mccormack, 5 Sonny Bradley (capt), 6 Matty Pearson, 7 Jack Stacey, 9 Danny Hylton, 10 Elliot Lee, 11 Andrew Shinnie, 17 Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu, 19 James Collins. Substitutes: 3 Daniel Potts, 8 Luke Berry, 20 George Moncur, 23 Jason Cummings, 25 Kazenga Lua Lua, 40 Harry Isted (gk), 44 Alan Sheehan.


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