BILLY Clarke will be hoping to play some part against his former club at Home Park this weekend.

The striker (pictured) is on a short-term contract with Plymouth until January after finding himself without a club following his Valley Parade exit at the end of last season.

Clarke has started once but has been in the squad for a few games and caught the eye when he came off the bench in the FA Cup win at Bolton.

He then featured as an overage player for Plymouth’s under-23s against Everton at Southport the following day and scored.

A tweaked groin meant he did not feature in the 1-0 win that knocked Forest Green off League Two’s top spot.

But he is back in training and boss Ryan Lowe confirmed the Irishman is in the mix to face City, where he played 122 times in two spells.

Lowe said: “He did a terrific job for them. They will see him on Saturday definitely, whether they see him on the pitch is another matter.

“We have just got to make sure that we do right by Bill. He has just had a little niggle.

“He’s a terrific player, a terrific lad and he knows how hard it is to get in the team. He has got to work to get in there.

“He’s not far off. He has been working his socks off."

Lowe will pick from a fully-fit squad after key man Callum McFadzean and Joe Riley were both taken off at the New Lawn.

Left wing-back McFadzean, Argyle's joint leading scorer with five, was substituted at half-time as a precaution after he was accidentally kicked on a knee by team-mate Josh Grant.

Riley replaced him but only lasted 23 minutes himself before going off with a sore knee after a strong tackle.

But both reported no ill-effects and have been able to train the full week.

This will be the last game before Plymouth reopen the grandstand on December 14 against Morecambe – and former boss Derek Adams.