Date: 10th November 2015 at 4:41pm
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Manager Neil Harris has said he’s expecting a very tough game from an in form Plymouth Argyle in tonight’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash.

Making the trip to Home Park for tonight’s game with an area semi final on offer, Harris told the official site that whilst we might not be looking as far ahead as Wembley yet, it’s another game he wants to win and competition he wants to go further in.

‘I want to get through; we’re not thinking long-term about a Wembley appearance, all we’re thinking about is winning the next game. That’s the mentality I am trying to get into this group of players. I pick teams to win games and the team I pick I expect them to win. We’re on a good run at the moment and I want that to continue.’

More specifically about the opposition, he went on to say.

‘Plymouth are, however, a a really good team, I have seen them and watched them on video. They are in a tough League and are top of it by a few points, so that shows their ability. It’s a hard game though; it’s a long way to go midweek but that’s the nature of the competition. Plymouth is a good place to play and I used to enjoy playing down there. It’s a good footballing town so I’m looking forward to it, as are the boys.’

In terms of team news, George Saville comes back into his plans as parent club Wolverhampton Wanderers didn’t give him FA Cup permission so he missed the AFC Fylde game but on loan Newcastle player, Shane Ferguson, misses out once more as he’s on international duty with Northern Ireland.

With David Forde also away on international duty with the Republic of Ireland, Jordan Archer takes his place back between the sticks – meaning youngster Harry Girling is expected to be on the bench as back up stopper.

With Tony Craig out injured, Harris has also confirmed that Steve Morison will take over the armband duties in his absence.

The South London Press have the gaffer quoted as saying.

‘Steve will be skipper while Tony is recovering. Tony remains club captain when he is fit, but in the meantime, Steve will captain the side. Steve has attributes that fit this club. He has developed into a mature leader in the dressing room and leads by example when he is on the field. I know him well and trust him – and I am well aware of how much this club means to him.’

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