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Argyle v Grimsby - the Line-Up

George Cooper, Conor Grant and Ryan Hardie Called Up

3 March 2020

ARGYLE made three changes to their starting line-up for Tuesday’s re-arranged Sky Bet League Two match against Grimsby Town at Home Park Stadium, bringing midfielders George Cooper and Conor Grant into the team, as well as striker Ryan Hardie.

Hardie, who scored Argyle’s goal in their 2-1 defeat at Bradford City on Saturday, was set to start up front alongside Luke Jephcott, with Byron Moore moving to right wing-back.

Cooper and Grant came in for the suspended Gary Sawyer and Antoni Sarcevic, who will miss four and two games, respectively, after being sent off at the Utilita Energy Stadium.

It looked likely that Callum McFadzean would move to take captain Sawyer’s centre-back role, with Cooper coming it at left wing-back, while Grant looked to be a like-for-like replacement for Sarcevic.

Grimsby’s squad, now under the care of former Home Park manager Ian Holloway, included ex-Pilgrim Billy Clarke in their line-up.

Clarke made 12 appearances for Argyle earlier in the campaign after arriving at Home Park in mid-October.

Argyle (3-5-2): 24 Alex Palmer; 5 Scott Wootton, 6 Niall Canavan (capt), 21 Callum McFadzean; 17 Byron Moore, 15 Conor Grant, 14 Tyreeq Bakinson, 10 Danny Mayor, 32 George Cooper; 18 Ryan Hardie, 31 Luke Jephcott. Substitutes: 1 Mike Cooper (gk), 8 Joe Edwards, 9 Ryan Taylor, 11 Dom Telford, 15 Conor Grant, 20 Adam Randell, 42 Jarvis Cleal.


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