Football - Jason picks up the Banton

Plymouth hope to call on in-form Jason Banton for the crucial clash with Barnet after learning that the winger's thigh injury was not as bad as first feared.

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The 21-year-old, who has scored three times in five games for the Pilgrims, has extended his loan stay at Home Park from Crystal Palace and looks like he will shrug off the injury that forced him out of the draw at AFC Wimbledon.

John Sheridan's side, rock bottom of the entire Football League, have also agreed a deal with Yeovil to keep striker Reuben Reid for another month but right-back Durrell Berry will miss out with a knee injury so Maxime Blanchard will deputise again.

Former Barnet goalkeeper Jake Cole, who was part of the Bees squad that pulled off a number of memorable great escapes, is well aware that Argyle are taking on the survival experts.

"We definitely know what we are facing," he told Press Association Sport. "For three years in a row it went to the last game for Barnet and they've survived with it going that way, it is amazing and they are still down and around it (the relegation zone) again.

"They have brought new people in there and have not changed that much, we know it will be very tough."

Defeat to Edgar Davids' men would leave Argyle seven points behind the Bees in the race for survival.

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