ARGYLE striker Dom Telford returns from St George’s Park tonight after continuing his recovery from injury at the national base of English football.
After suffering a hamstring injury in the September defeat to Cheltenham, Dom has been recuperating well and is close to a return, although Saturday’s visit of Carlisle United in Sky Bet League Two may come a little early for a place back in the squad.
While Conor Grant, Ryan Taylor and the suspended Danny Mayor are also unavailable for Saturday, there is better news on the possibility of Byron Moore being involved.
"Dom went to St George’s Park because we wanted to get him away for a clear week,” said manager Ryan Lowe.
“Dom’s in a position where he’s not that far off but we wanted him to have something a little different. What they have there through the PFA is phenomenal and everything they’ve got is different class.
“He’s up there and feeling good, so we’ll address that tomorrow morning. Saturday may come a little too quickly but he’s not far away.
“Taylor won’t be available, Conor Grant won’t be available, Danny won’t be available because of the ban. Byron Moore is fine, Telford is in St George’s Park and back with us tonight, so we’ll address that tomorrow.
“Byron Moore has trained all week and up for selection on Saturday.”
Once clear on his squad options for the weekend, Ryan has to decide who will replace the midfield talents of Mayor and it is a prospect that presents an exciting opportunity for someone in his squad.
“We’ve got quality players who can go in there,” said Ryan. “We could do all sorts, play a flat two in there [midfield], we can do what we want in terms of how we want to play.
“Danny’s a terrific player but I’m more happy that someone will have the opportunity to go in there and fill Danny’s boots.”