Plymouth boss Derek Adams has sympathised with his former captain Curtis Nelson after the current U's skipper was ruled out of tomorrow's game with an Achilles injury.
“It’s really disappointing for him. He had been playing well for Oxford." Adams said of Nelson, who joined the U's from Argyle in 2016.
"Players have come back stronger from injuries like this. He’s a young boy, he’s athletic and I’m sure the medical staff at Oxford will give him the best treatment.
"I’m sure he was looking forward to coming back to Home Park and playing, and seeing the supporters, but unfortunately for him he has picked up this injury.”
Adams is expected to bring the influential Graham Carey back into the side after a one-match suspension when the Pilgrims upset high-flying Bradford City by beating them 1-0 at Valley Parade last Saturday. Carey had scored three goals, and assisted three others, in the six games before his ban but Adams said
“I haven’t decided that as yet. We will wait and see how things transpire” he said.