Aldershot v Plymouth preview

Date published: Friday 8th February 2013 10:00

Aldershot boss Dean Holdsworth must decide whether to change formation.

Danny Hylton worked to good effect in front of Asa Hall, Oliver Risser – both making their full debuts – and Danny Rose in a 4-2-3-1 formation in last weekend’s goalless draw at Exeter.

It was a result which moved the Shots out of the relegation zone and above fellow strugglers Plymouth, although Holdsworth may opt to go for a more attacking approach with two up front on home soil against the Pilgrims and that could mean a recall for Craig Reid.

Defender Terrell Forbes and winger Lionel Ainsworth are still waiting for their first starts for the club.

Aaron Morris remains a doubt with his hamstring injury.

Plymouth will be without Curtis Nelson but Gozie Ugwu should be fit.

Only one point separates the relegation threatened clubs at the foot of npower League Two and Argyle boss John Sheridan has received mixed injury news ahead of the match.

Defender Nelson (groin) missed the 0-0 draw with Dagenham last weekend and will sit out again while on-loan Reading striker Ugwu (ankle) is yet to play for the Pilgrims but trained with his team-mates on Thursday.

Argentine winger Andres Gurrieri could also be involved after impressing in Plymouth reserves’ 2-0 win over Torquay on Tuesday.

That match saw 17-year-old striker Tyler Harvey substituted after 11 minutes after being injured in a tackle and the youth product is struggling to be fit.

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Aldershot v Plymouth preview

Date published: Friday 30th December 2011 1:01

Darren Jones and Michael Rankine are both suspended for Aldershot’s New Year’s Eve fixture.

Defender Jones saw red just 39 minutes into the Boxing Day clash against Southend which was abandoned at half-time following floodlight failure at the Recreation Ground, a fault which has now been corrected ahead of the 1pm kick-off against the Pilgrims.

Shots were 1-0 down when the game was called off and despite the scoreline now being wiped out ahead of the rearranged fixture, all yellow and red cards still stand.

That means Jones starts a three-match suspension while striker Rankine also serves a one-match ban having picked up his fifth booking of the campaign.

Otherwise, manager Dean Holdsworth has no injuries to contend with following Aaron Brown’s recovery from a knee problem.

Meanwhile, Plymouth manager Carl Fletcher is unlikely to make changes to his starting line-up.

Fletcher, who has led the Pilgrims on a four-match unbeaten run culminating in a 3-2 victory at Bristol Rovers on Boxing Day, is sweating over the fitness of centre-back Curtis Nelson who sustained an injury in training a fortnight ago.

However, even if Nelson recovers in time for kick-off at the EBB Stadium, the Argyle boss is expected to stick with the central defensive partnership of Paul Bignot and Maxime Blanchard, although Ladjie Soukouna is fit again and pushing for a start.

Plymouth will continue to be missing defender Darren Purse.

Purse, a recent acquisition from Millwall, was sent off late on in the 1-1 draw with Hereford on December 17 and serves the second match of a three-game suspension.

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