Plymouth Argyle manager Ryan Lowe has confirmed that striker Ryan Taylor has suffered another setback and will miss this weekend match against promotion rivals Crewe Alexandra at Home Park.
Taylor, 31, missed Tuesday’s 2-3 win at Salford City after taking a knock to the same foot that has kept him out for a lot of this season in the second half of last Saturday’s defeat against Colchester United.
It is the latest setback in an injury ravaged last two years for Taylor but Lowe reckons Taylor should return to action soon.
“The scan has come back and he’s fine. We have just let him stay at home for a couple of days to rest up. It’s bone bruising but we made sure it was the right thing to do, we didn’t want to rush him back.”
“He will be back with us next week. Tuesday might be a bit too early but we will certainly have him available for Cambridge I think. He potentially had a chance of starting against Salford because, he came on the pitch against Colchester and did ever so well.”
“Obviously, injuries have set him back but he’s a fantastic lad and a good person.”
Elsewhere, Argyle defender Callum McFadzean, looks set to continue his role at left centre-back, after playing there in the win at Salford on Tuesday.
McFadzean had been a regular fixture in the Argyle side before picking up an injury the FA Cup tie against Bristol Rovers at the start of December.
However, that was in his more favoured left wing-back role, and he made his comeback in the second half against Colchester in that position. Josh Grant has played at left centre-back this season, but to limited success.
“Josh (Grant) has filled in at left-side centre-half a few times for us. Alright, it hasn’t been great for him in that position but what we will say is that he hasn’t shied away from it. He wants to play in either the centre (of defence), the right or the midfield role.”
“So we felt that with Fadz (McFadzean) coming back, he has played there before and gives left-sided balance so, he was going to be fine there.”
Elsewhere, Luke Jephcott has continued his stellar start to life as a first team regular, after picking up his third award in just two weeks.
Jephcott has managed to add the EFL young Player of the Month award to his collection too. He adds the award to the player of the month, and Fans’ player of the month, he managed to win by scoring five goals in four games for the month of January.