Grant out injured as Plymouth take on Newport

Posted Friday, August 16, 2019 by PA

Grant out injured as Plymouth take on Newport

Plymouth will be without experienced striker Joel Grant as they look to make it four wins from four in all competitions this season at Newport on Saturday.

The 31-year-old suffered a hamstring tear in last weekend’s win over Colchester which, manager Ryan Lowe told Plymouth Live, is set to keep him sidelined for around two weeks.

Summer signing Dom Telford, who replaced  Grant in that match and then scored Argyle’s second goal in their 2-0 midweek Carabao Cup win over Leyton Orient, could keep his place up front.

Alex Palmer, Scott Wootton, Antoni Sarcevic and Byron Moore will be hoping to be restored to the starting line-up after Lowe rang the changes to the cup tie.

Newport manager Michael Flynn is also set to shuffle his pack again after making nine changes for their Carabao Cup penalty shoot-out win over Gillingham.

Flynn had named an unchanged side for their opening two league matches, both of which were drawn, but retained only Kyle Howkins and Matty Dolan for the cup tie.

That means the likes of Padraig Amond – who came off the bench to score a stoppage-time penalty equaliser against the Gills – Jamille Matt, Tom King and Robbie Willmott could be drafted back in.

Mark O’Brien, who started at Priestfield, could make his first league appearance of the season after an administrative error ruled him out of last weekend’s goalless draw at Cambridge.


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