Argyle eager to get All Whites striker Ben Waine fit for key matches over Easter

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All Whites striker Ben Waine is being treated for an ankle injury ahead of two important Easter fixtures for his promotion-seeking Plymouth Argyle side.

The club has revealed Waine missed last weekend’s English Football League Trophy final at Wembley due to an ankle injury he suffered in Argyle’s 2-0 League One win against Forest Green Rovers on March 18.

Argyle manager Steven Schumacher said: “Unfortunately, Ben Waine has been struggling since Forest Green at home and missed the Accrington game. He tried to get back fit for it (the cup final).”

Plymouth Argyle lost the final 4-0 to Bolton Wanderers, while Waine was omitted from the matchday squad.

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Schumacher said he was hopeful Waine would be fit to return soon, with two important matches over Easter.

Waine joined Argyle from Wellington Phoenix after scoring 17 A-League goals in 73 matches for the club.

Argyle are second on the League One table, behind Sheffield Wednesday on goal difference, and face 22nd-placed Morecambe on Good Friday and are then at home to mid-table Lincoln City on Monday.

The two top teams get automatic promotion to the English Championship and Argyle are currently being chased by Ipswich Town and Barnsley.

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