Plymouth v Blackburn preview
Last Updated: 02/02/18 11:06am
Plymouth manager Derek Adams could hand Moses Makasi his debut after the defensive midfielder joined from West Ham on deadline day.
The 22-year-old, who won the Premier League Cup with West Ham in 2016, may find it difficult to earn a starting place after Argyle won 2-1 at Oldham on Saturday and Adams could stick with the same XI.
Striker Alex Fletcher has returned from a loan spell at Torquay while fellow forward Simon Church is waiting for his first start for Plymouth after two substitute appearances. Defender Jordan Bentley has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a broken leg, while goalkeeper Remi Matthews will keep his place despite Kyle Letheren returning from a thigh injury which has kept him out since October.
Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray will be without skipper Charlie Mulgrew once again as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury. However, he is hopeful that the Scotland international will be available next weekend after scans revealed the damage he suffered during Saturday's 1-1 draw with Northampton was not as serious as first feared.
Keeper David Raya will run out having signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract and looking to play his part in a 19th successive league game without defeat. Midfielder Corry Evans was an unused substitute in Tuesday night's 3-1 victory over Walsall on his return from the thigh injury which has sidelined him since the FA Cup defeat by Hull on January 7, while Marcus Antonsson is close to joining him.
Plymouth have managed just one win over Blackburn in their last seven league clashes (D3 L3), winning none of the last three (D1 L2).
Blackburn won their last trip to Plymouth 3-1 in May 1992 in the second tier. They have never won back-to-back visits there in the Football League.
Plymouth have only lost one of their last 10 League One ties (W6 D3), and that was against current league leaders Wigan Athletic (3-1).
Blackburn are currently unbeaten in 18 league games (W11 D7), the longest current such run in the top four tiers.
Danny Graham has six goals and two assists in his last six games, including a brace last time out against Walsall. He is yet to find the net in three career league appearances against Plymouth.