|Riordan in action on his debut against Exeter|
If he is able to play an active part in training on Thursday and Friday then it does seem likely he'll be fit enough to start against the Gulls, but if he doesn't he will be saved for the midweek match against AFC Wimbledon next Tuesday.
It would be mightily disappointing to not have Derek available this week as everybody is eager to see him score his first Gas goal as soon as possible. The general belief among all connected with the club is that once he nets his first he'll begin to fire on all cylinders, which is precisely what we need to happen to help propel us up the league. He came mightily close to scoring against Northampton when his free-kick hit the crossbar but it wasn't to be on that occasion. He'll be as desperate as anyone to put that right before too long.
It's still unbelievable that Rovers were able to attract a player of Derek's quality and pedigree to the club, so it's vital we don't gamble his fitness this weekend and end up losing him for a longer period of time.