Boro boss confirms Chris Day will return between the sticks for Plymouth clash and midfield duo face race against time to be fit for Pilgrims

Teddy Sheringham Press Conference

Teddy Sheringham Press Conference - Credit: Archant

Following Stevenage’s share of the League Two spoils at Dagenham and Redbridge, Teddy Sheringham was left adamant new Finnish recruit Jesse Joronen would not retain his place for next Saturday’s home clash with Plymouth Argyle - because he will be away on international duty.

Joronen, who signed last Thursday from Championship outfit Fulham on a six-month loan deal, made his debut in yesterday’s 1-1 draw at Victoria Road.

It was a competent first outing for the 6’5” shotstopper, with no chance of preventing Ashley Hemmings’ piledriver hitting the net just before the half hour.

However, Sheringham joked he would be turning back to veteran Chris Day at the Lamex Stadium next Saturday.

Sheringham said: “He {Joronen] did alright but he won’t be playing next week.”

When asked why, he added: “Because Chris Day is playing next week. No, Jesse is away on international duty next week so Chris will be playing.

“Keeps you on your toes doesn’t it?”

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Two outfielders who could also miss the Pilgrims’ voyage are midfield duo Chris Whelpdale and Dean Parrett.

Whelpdale returned to the starting line-up for the first time this season, having played 27 minutes off the bench in Boro’s 2-0 win over Hartlepool United eight days ago.

However, he could only manage 50 minutes against Daggers, replaced by Tom Pett.

Meanwhile, Parrett missed the trip to East London altogether and Sheringham revealed their involvement next weekend hangs in the balance.

He continued: “Chris has got a problem with his ankle. I’m not actually sure what he’s got but we’ll be monitoring him this week.

On Parrett, he said: “Dean has got a bad calf. Hopefully he’ll be training next week but I’m not so sure of that at the moment.”