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Preview: Plymouth Argyle (A)

20 September 2019

Match Previews

Preview: Plymouth Argyle (A)

20 September 2019

Cheltenham journey to one of League Two's biggest names on Saturday, looking to build on the fantastic three game winning run that sees the team third in the table heading into the weekend (kick-off: 3pm).

Plymouth Argyle are the opponents for the second of two matches against teams competing in League One last season in the space of five days.

Michael Duff's side succcessfully bypassed Bradford City on Tuesday evening at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium and full of confidence now venture to Home Park looking to build on the confidence of winning away at Salford last time on the team's travels.

Team news

Defender Will Boyle may be involved in the squad this weekend for the first time since the opening day of the season having recovered from a calf injury.

Max Sheaf, Rohan Ince, Josh Debayo and Reuben Reid are expected to miss out with injury problems.

Watch Michael Duff's press conference ahead of Saturday's game:


Plymouth started their first season back in League Two since the 2016/17 campaign with three straight wins in all competitions, however they enter into Saturday's affair having not won in the league in their last four outings.

Ryan Lowe's side are keen to get back to winning ways and will be targeting an opportunity to do just that on Saturday in what's sure to be a tasty battle between a Cheltenham side who have started well, and an Argyle outfit who will be hoping to be right up there at the end of the season.

Lowe (pictured) made the switch to become manager at Home Park in the summer after leaving Bury, who he guided to promotion to League One last season.

He's looking to achieve the same feat for a second season in a row and he's taken many of the players who helped him enjoy success with the Shakers last season with him to Saturday's opponents.

Most notably Danny Mayor has headed south, as well as the likes of Dom Telford, Byron Moore and Callum McFadzean.

They are additions to a squad that already included talents such as Antoni Saracevic, Joel Grant and skipper Gary Sawyer from their League One side last season.

Gloucester born Joe Edwards brings versatility to their line-up, while ex-Everton youngster Jose Baxter possesses plenty of quality the Robins back-line will have to watch out for on Saturday.

Last time out they drew 2-2 at Crawley and they head into the game 12th in League Two having picked up 12 points from nine games.

Previous meetings

Since the Robins promotion to the Football League in the late nineties Plymouth have been a regular opponent. In all competitions the two clubs have met 21 times since a first meeting in November 1999.

Argyle boast the majority of positive results having won 12 of those contests. There have been three draws while Cheltenham have come out on top on six occasions.

Plymouth head into Saturday having claimed victory in the last four clashes. The last game between the two came in January 2017 when Sonny Bradley's stoppage time winner helped Argyle to three points.

Revisit that afternoon by watching the highlights below:

Tickets & travel

Fans have until 3pm on Friday to buy advance away tickets and to book away travel for Saturday's match. Ticket prices go up by £2 if you buy on matchday at Plymouth.

Supporter who have booked on the Travel Club coaches are reminded that the coach leaves from the Jonny-Rocks Stadium at 10am.

If you are making the trip then check out Plymouth's useful guide for away fans.


Follow @CTFCofficial on Twitter for team news, updates and pictures throughout the day. You can also keep up to date on the score by checking out the official CTFC Facebook page.

Check out the club website for a report and reaction from inside the camp to the result.

Listen to match commentary on iFollow online.

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