All at sea Plymouth ready to sink Wimbledon

By Adam Murphy

Bottom side Plymouth Argyle travel to Kingsmeadow to face 18th place AFC Wimbledon.

Plymouth have had a tough start to their life in League One after gaining automatic promotion last season. They are currently at the foot of the league on seven points, six adrift of safety. They have only managed to pick up two points from their last five league games. One of these was against Blackburn who are currently 10th.  This result shows that the Pilgrims have the quality to compete at this level.

Plymouth have signed Norwich goalkeeper Remi Matthews on an emergency loan. They currently have all three of their senior goalkeepers out injured. Youth team keeper Michael Cooper made his debut in the game against Blackburn midweek at half time. However, the introduction of Matthews means that it is likely he will drop to the bench against Wimbledon.

AFC Wimbledon are currently eight points outside the relegation zone. They have picked up seven from their last five league games after their 3-1 victory over Rotherham. The Dons will also be pleased that Lyle Taylor has finally broken his goal-scoring draught. The Dons man hadn’t scored in 21 games  but managed to bag a hat-trick against the Millers, which will be a boost to the youngster’s confidence.

The Dons will be without midfielder Dean Parrett due to a groin injury. The 25-year-old requires an operation on the knock that he picked up on October 7 against Oxford. He could be out for up to three months. Kwesi Appiah and John Meades are still out due to injury, although Appiah has returned to light training.

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