FLEETWOOD manager Micky Mellon is trying to sign a new striker on loan before the visit of Argyle.
Town played with only one striker – David Ball – in the 2-2 draw at Exeter City last Saturday because of a series of injuries.
Forwards Andy Mangan (knee), Steven Gillespie and 6ft 4in Jon 'The Beast' Parkin (both hamstring) have all been sidelined.
Parkin was a notable free agent recruit by Mellon in the summer after the 30-year-old was released by Cardiff City.
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He has scored six goals in 10 starts and three substitute appearances for Fleetwood.
However, he was injured in the 1-1 draw at home to Rotherham United on November 6 and is set for a lengthy lay-off.
Mellon does have the option of playing on-loan Blackpool striker Tom Barkhuizen (right) against Argyle.
The 19-year-old has made 11 appearances, including six starts, since arriving from Blackpool at the end of August and has netted once.
Barkhuizen played twice against Argyle last season, when he was on a long-term loan to Hereford United.
Both of the games ended in 1-1 draws, and Barkhuizen was on target for the Bulls in each one.
Despite some outstanding performances from him, Hereford were still relegated to the Football Conference.
Injuries have plagued Mellon in Fleetwood's first season as a Football League club.
Also ruled out are defender Anthony Barry (knee) and Barnsley loan signing Rob Edwards (hamstring).