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Fitness check on James Hanson before Plymouth

Team news from the manager ahead of trip to South Devon

4 October 2018

Striker James Hanson is rated as a ’50-50’ chance by Neal Ardley to make the squad for Plymouth on Saturday.

James (pictured) has missed the last two matches due to a hamstring injury and he will be assessed by the medical staff ahead of the trip to Home Park. Toby Sibbick was also out for the home match against Bradford due to a thigh injury, but he has made progress since.

“Toby trained today so we will see how he is,” said Neal. “With James Hanson, we will check on him tomorrow, but I would say at the moment that he’s 50/50 for Saturday. If he’s not ready for Saturday, he will definitely be back next week. We will look at him tomorrow and make a judgement call then.”

The Dons face a Plymouth side currently struggling in League One, but the manager is far from taking them lightly as he believes they’ve got good players.

“They have been playing well, they got a great result at Barnsley, and caused Doncaster problems, but conceded goals to a team in form. I know they have a lot of injuries, but there is not a lot wrong with the team they’ve got. They have players that can hurt you, as we know. We will try to focus on us, we will make sure we’re aware of them and show them the utmost respect because they deserve it, but we will try to get our game going and get back to the way we played in early season. It’s not an overnight fix, we just have to restore confidence that results sometimes beat out of you.”

Look out soon for more from Neal and a full interview on iFollow.

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