Luggy encouraged to use loans

16 February 2009 04:14
Argyle take on Crystal Palace at Home Park on Tuesday looking for their first win since Boxing Day and hoping to arrest a slide which has seen them drop to within five points of the Championship relegation zone.

It is not difficult to see where their chief problem lies; the 2-0 defeat to bottom side Charlton at the weekend means they have scored just once in their last seven games.

Argyle's frontline has been weakened by the absence of Belgium striker Emile Mpenza through injury, and Stapleton claims Sturrock is free to bring in a replacement, with money no object.

"We are all in this together," Stapleton told the club's official website.

"We've said to the manager that, if he wants anybody else in, we can help him. We don't have to get rid of anybody before bringing anyone in.

"If we need a striker - if we need anyone - I've told Paul he can go and get him, irrespective of the money. If he wants someone else he can go and get him. He does not need to worry about getting people out. If he needs a bit of freshening up we will support him.

"At the end of the day it's important that Plymouth Argyle stays in the top 40 teams in the country."

There is, though, reason for optimism for the Pilgrims with Palace in the midst of a slump themselves, a run of four straight league defeats having all but ended their hopes of reaching the play-offs.

Source: Team_Talk