Plymouth v Bristol Rovers preview

Team news ahead of Tuesday's League Two clash between Plymouth Argyle and Bristol Rovers at Home Park.

Last Updated: 17/09/12 at 17:13

Wotton: Highly doubtful for Pilgrims

Wotton: Highly doubtful for Pilgrims

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Plymouth are expected to be without influential midfielder Paul Wotton for the visit of south west rivals Bristol Rovers.

Argyle manager Carl Fletcher was forced into substituting Wooton in the second half of the 3-1 defeat by Port Vale on Saturday with the 35-year-old suffering a groin injury.

He is being assessed by the medical staff at Home Park but is rated as highly doubtful for the clash with Rovers.

Matt Lecointe, 17, is set to deputise for Wooton should he miss out after replacing him on the weekend.

Wooton's groin problem adds to a long list of injuries for the Pilgrims, with Fletcher's squad already stretched by the absences of Nick Chadwick, Paris Cowan-Hall, Rene Gilmartin, Rhys Griffiths and Jamie Lowry.

The loss to Vale was Plymouth's second in a row and has seen the south-coast club drop to 19th in the league.

Bristol Rovers boss Mark McGhee is considering recalling Gary Kenneth into his starting XI as he looks to boost the experience levels of his young side.

The Pirates are yet to win in League Two this season after going down 4-0 to top-of-the-table Gillingham on Saturday and McGhee is hopeful that he can bring back Kenneth for the trip to Home Park.

Should the former Dundee man make his Rovers debut it will mark an impressive return to fitness, with the 25-year-old defender not scheduled to be available for selection for almost another two weeks.

Cian Bolger, who suffered cruciate ligament damage in the recent draw with Aldershot, remains a long-term absentee.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 28 March 2015
15:00
Bury v Southend
Cheltenhm v Plymouth
Dag + Red v Wycombe
Exeter v Morecambe
Hartlepool v Cambridge Utd
Mansfield v York City
Northamptn v Luton
Oxford Utd v Carlisle
Portsmth v Shrewsbury
Tranmere v AFC W'don

Footer 365

Danny Welbeck out of England game v Italy, Ryan Bertrand called up

Roy Hodgson has confirmed Danny Welbeck will miss England's friendly in Italy, while Ryan Bertrand has been called up.

Liverpool's Jordon Ibe back running after untimely knee setback

Jordon Ibe remains hopeful of a return to the Liverpool first team this season after returning to light training at Melwood this week.

'Fine' Akinfeev grateful for support

Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev has thanked well-wishers for their support after being struck by a lit flare thrown from the crowd against Montenegro on Friday night.

Mail Box

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

Ripe Robin Still Has A Role To Play...

There is some support for the aging Robin van Perise in a frankly threadbare Mailbox. Also, more debate over homegrown players, with a suggestion of an import tax...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company