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PLYMOUTH Albion are able to welcome back three experienced players for Saturday's big home match against London Scottish at Brickfields (kick-off 3pm).

Canadian forwards Aaron Carpenter and Tyler Hotson have arrived back from the World Cup, while utility back Paul Bailey has recovered from an ankle injury that has kept him out for two league games.

The return of Carpenter and Hotson is a big boost for Albion, who have been struggling with a number of forward injuries.

Number eight Carpenter was one of the stars of Canada's team in New Zealand, playing every single minute of their World Cup campaign.

"Aaron and Tyler arrived back in the country on Wednesday and after a couple of training sessions they are raring to go," said chairman of rugby Graham Dawe.

Albion, who made 14 changes to their team for their cup match in midweek, are looking to return to winning ways after three narrow league defeats.

Their home form has been good this season. Their only league defeat at Brickfields was when the Cornish Pirates sneaked a late 20-16 win a fortnight ago.

London Scottish, who like Albion have won two matches this season, will be making their first visit to Brickfields.

The last time the teams met in a league game in Plymouth was in the 1991/1992 season when Albion were still playing at Beacon Park.

Ruairi Cushion and James Love have recovered from knocks they picked up at Doncaster last week, but youngsters Addison Lockley and Dan and Mark Lee are ruled out with injuries they have picked up over the past week.

Lockley and Dan Lee will be disappointed not to get the chance to possibly face their former Ivybridge Community College team-mate Dan Mugford, who is Scottish's top points scorer this season.

Tickets for tomorrow's match start at 13 for adults and 1 for children. For more information on ticket prices visit

Albion: 15 James Love, 14 Mick McGrath, 13 Paul Bailey, 12 Keni Fisilau, 11 Tyson Lewis, 10 Henry Slade, 9 Ruairi Cushion, 1 David Morton, 2 Gareth Evans, 3 Rob Dugard, 4 Dan Collier, 5 Tyler Hotson, 6 Sam Hocking, 7 Wayne Sprangle, 8 Aaron Carpenter.

Reps: Dale Farnham, Steve Johns, Bevon Armitage, Ryan Hopkins, Davy McGregor, James Tyas, Charlie Grace.

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