WHEN you can leave out your top goalscorer, possibly resting him for future challenges coming up, and still win 2-0 away that is a very good sign.
That is the decision that Plymouth Argyle manager Steven Schumacher made for the League One game against Cheltenham Town on Boxing Day.
It was a big call to leave out 12-goal Ryan Hardie, even though the 24-year-old had not scored in any of his last seven games. It would have been questioned had the Pilgrims lost.
Schumacher, though, went with Kieran Agard and Jordon Garrick as his strikeforce against Cheltenham, with the attacking trio of Hardie, Niall Ennis and Luke Jephcott all on the bench.
Agard, who had scored in the 1-0 league defeat of Charlton Athletic at Home Park before Christmas, was replaced by Ennis in the 66th minute.
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