Mackie returns to boost Argyle

Date published: Monday 7th December 2009 1:50

Mackie, who has scored four goals for Argyle in the Championship this term, missed Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat by Sheffield United following his one-match ban for receiving five cautions.

Boss Paul Sturrock partnered World Cup-bound New Zealand international Rory Fallon in attack with recalled 20-year-old striker Ashley Barnes.

Sturrock also used the game to introduce 18-year-old forward Joe Mason.

Mason made his debut on the right of midfield while, as anticipated, fit-again central defender Kari Arnason returned in the back four and should keep his place.

Right-back David Gray – on loan from Manchester United – was also recalled and is also expected to stay in the side.

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