EXETER City could be without their two first-choice strikers for the Devon derby on Saturday, with manager Paul Tisdale anxiously awaiting news on the fitness of John O'Flynn and Sam Parkin.
O'Flynn and Parkin, who have netted five goals between them already this season, have missed recent matches due to hamstring problems, and Tisdale says they are both serious doubts for Saturday's match.
"The main issues are John O'Flynn and Sam Parkin. I would say they are both a serious doubt for the weekend," said Tisdale.
"Sam Parkin was almost fit for Saturday, but he aggravated his injury during a fitness test on Friday in preparation for the Fleetwood game.
"We trained for an hour-and-a-half on Friday afternoon and he just tweaked the injury in the very last minute.
"That was a real blow, not necessarily for that one game, but because it has put him back overall. Who knows how far it has put him back?
"He is a doubt as is John O'Flynn, but in terms of the players in the squad the youngsters like Aaron Dawson, Jake Gosling, Tom Nichols and Jimmy Keohane – I imagine most if not all of them will be back in contention for the Plymouth match."
If both O'Flynn and Parkin do miss the game, it could see Northern Ireland under-21 international Jamie Reid partner Alan Gow up front.
Both performed well in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Fleetwood Town, but Scot Bennett grabbed the headlines by scoring two late goals when Tisdale switched him from a central-defender role to striker for the final half-hour.
It is something Tisdale admits the club have been working on in training, and he would employ the tactic again should the need arise on Saturday.
"We have to be able to adapt and it is good if you can have players who can do that," said Tisdale.
"It wasn't an off-the-cuff 'go on Scot, see what you can do' move – we ask a lot of these players to have a second position.
"When we train during the week I often drop a player into a different position, not for the entire session, but every now and then just to allow him to get his bearings.
"With Scot Bennett, that is one of the things we have done with him over the past few months. He played up front against Chesterfield for the last game of the season and he did extremely well and he will continue to do that."
In the wake of the Fleetwood match, Tisdale praised his players for sticking to the gameplan, having criticised them the previous week for not doing so.
As it is a derby match, there is a concern that players can sometimes get caught up in the atmosphere and lose sight of the main objective, but Tisdale is confident his players will be able to execute his plan.
"We have to put it into context, it is a big derby game," said Tisdale. "I haven't finalised a strategy yet, but it is likely to be pretty straightforward, so I don't think there is a danger of that happening more this week than any other week.
"The players are not far away from it though. Against Newport we just got a little bit too indulgent, but going into this game I think the game will speak for itself.
"I don't think they'll need for me to emphasise what is required – that will be self-explanatory for them."
Predicted line up: Krysiak, Butterfield, Baldwin, Coles, Woodman, Davies, Oakley, Bennett, Sercombe, Reid, Gow