Last Updated: 15/03/19 10:27am
Fleetwood boss Joey Barton has vowed to continue to give youth a chance ahead of Saturday’s League One clash with Plymouth.
Barton handed teenagers Ryan Rydel and Barry Baggley senior debuts as substitutes in last Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Walsall and Rydel was again used from the bench in the midweek reverse at Coventry, with both hoping for a further chance against Argyle.
Striker Ashley Nadesan returned to the starting line-up at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday evening after recovering from a hamstring injury. Midfielder James Wallace is closing in on a return from a back problem with his progress being closely monitored.
Plymouth manager Derek Adams is likely to have the same squad available to him as the one which secured a 2-1 home victory over Shrewsbury in midweek. Keeper Kyle Letheren has sat out the last two games with a groin injury he picked up during the 2-0 defeat at Sunderland on March 2, and he continues to be assessed.
Midfielder Antoni Sarcevic returned to the team against the Shrews after completing a two-match ban for 10 bookings. Long-term absentees Joel Grant and Conor Grant are still missing.
Both Fleetwood and Plymouth have an identical head-to-head record in the Football League – both winning three times each, with the other game ending level.
Fleetwood are winless in their last two home league encounters with Plymouth (D1 L1) since winning their first ever clash in November 2012.
Fleetwood have lost both of their last two league matches, and haven’t lost three in a row since April 2018.
Plymouth have only scored one goal across their last four away league games (W1 D1 L2), this after having scored seven in the four beforehand.
No side has lost more points from leading positions (21 – level with Wycombe Wanderers) or gained fewer after going behind (1 – level with Bradford City) in League One this season than Fleetwood Town.