THE challenge is set for Josh Grant to try and fight his way back into an Argyle team firing on all cylinders after successive wins on the road at Scunthorpe and Carlisle.
The versatile youngster agreed a new loan deal with the Pilgrims until the end of the season after initially joining from Chelsea in the summer but a slight niggle prevented him from joining with the squad at Carlisle.
Josh has performed superbly in a deep midfield role for Argyle this season, as well as slotting into the back three, but no player is a guaranteed a place in Ryan Lowe’s Pilgrim side.
“He’s got a little bit of a niggle, so he’s gone back to Chelsea because we felt, with all the paperwork done, he wasn’t fit to play and [physio] Dave Galley said he’ll be alright next week,” said Ryan.
“He’ll join back with us on Tuesday and be fit and ready to go. None of the lads are [guaranteed a place] and I’ve said to the boys from the start of the season ‘if you get in the team, stay in the team’.
“The ones who have been consistent performers, like [Antoni] Sarcevic, Danny Mayor, the back three, Alex [Palmer] in goal, they’re keeping their places.
“Josh is a fantastic pro and a good lad. He knows what it will take to get back in the team and Josh can play anywhere across the back three, as well as in the midfield. I feel we’ve got great options now.”