Plymouth manager Ryan Lowe has provided a positive injury update on striker Dominic Telford and central midfielder Conor Grant ahead of Saturday’s trip to Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup.
Telford hasn’t featured in a Plymouth shirt for the past six weeks since he picked up a hamstring injury in the 2-0 defeat to Cheltenham Town on September 21st, and the Pilgrims have made sure that his second injury of this nature since signing in the summer has been allowed to heal properly.
The former Bristol Rovers loanee has been participating in training all week and scored twice during a in-house practice match on Tuesday as he steps up his recovery from injury.
Former Everton youngster Grant has been out for the past month with a thigh injury sustained in the 3-0 EFL Trophy victory away to Swindon Town on October 8th.
Is Telford returning to fitness a big boost for Plymouth?
Lowe said: “Dom has trained all week and scored two goals in that 11 v 11. He’s looking sharp.”
The only player to now be sat on the sidelines for Ryan Lowe’s side is summer signing from Oldham Athletic, Jose Baxter, who has been struggling with a calf injury since the 2-2 draw away to Crawley Town in September and has managed to make just the one appearance since.
Getting Telford back to full fitness is a massive boost for Lowe as it allows him to have more squad depth up front, while despite not being a regular in central midfield, Grant can come in and do a job for the Pilgrims.
Lowe’s start to life at Home Park has been tough with his squad picking up multiple injuries, but now his players look like they are all over their early-season injuries and Plymouth can kick on in the table now.