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16 September 2021

Abu Ogogo is back in full training and is pushing for a return to the matchday squad.

The midfielder suffered a hamstring injury in the early stages of the game against Stockport County.

Craig Fagan provided the latest team news on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s trip to Devon.

“Abs is training today so that’s another body back,” said Fagan.

“In terms of what we’re all about and identity, I think Abs shows that in the way he wins second balls, he’s determined, has that fight and drive.

“Could we have done with him on Tuesday? Probably, but we were without.

“Coaches that I have had in the past have said to me it’s opportunity for others, so it was an opportunity for people to step up on Tuesday and they didn’t do so. Maybe Abs might have his chance to put his name in the mix.”

Steve Arnold returned to the starting line-up against Aldershot on Tuesday after missing Halifax with a dislocated finger.

“That was disappointing last weekend," Fagan added. "It happens to goalkeepers and it’s one of them situations where it was too swollen for him to play [against Halifax].

“He came back in [on Tuesday], is fine and is training today.

“It was just a case of letting the swelling go down for a couple of days and it’s manageable. He asked to travel to Halifax and that shows the atmosphere that we’ve got in the squad.”

Having pulled out of the warm-up against the Shaymen last Saturday with a hamstring problem, Matthew Dennis is touch and go for the weekend.

“Matt Dennis is going to be training today.

“We don’t want to push someone too early and then lose them so we need to make the right decision in terms of Matty Dennis.

“No doubt about it he can be an impact if he is on the pitch.”

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