Plymouth V Southend at Home Park : Match Preview

10 January 2014 03:31
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Banton back for Argyle

Jason Banton goes straight into the Plymouth squad for their clash with Southend.

The winger joined from Crystal Palace earlier this week after a successful loan spell last season and he is set to be included against Phil Brown's in-form side.

But while Banton's addition is a big boost for manager John Sheridan, Caolan Lavery has been recalled from his loan spell by Championship side Sheffield Wednesday after three goals in four starts for the Pilgrims.

Tope Obadeyi's spell at Home Park is also over after he returned to parent club Bury following the 2-2 draw away to Port Vale in the FA Cup third round on Sunday.

Southend will be hoping captain John White is passed fit.

The right-back was forced off in the closing stages of last weekend's memorable 4-1 FA Cup victory over Millwall after his shoulder popped out of its socket.

Boss Brown made three changes against the Lions and Cauley Woodrow, Kevan Hurst and Mark Phillips will be pushing for recalls at Home Park.

Adam Thompson was one of those to come in for the cup clash in what was the final appearance of his six-month loan stay from Watford, but the Shrimpers have this week snapped up the defender on a permanent deal and he is available to face the Pilgrims.

Source: PA