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A look at Saturday's Sky Bet League Two clash at Home Park.

1 November 2019

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Plymouth Argyle's manager Ryan Lowe

Team News:

The Mariners will again be without the services of Max Wright and Luke Hendrie for Saturday’s trip to Home Park.

Wright misses out as he continues his recovery from a thigh problem, although he is making progress and is expected to return to full training next week.

Luke Hendrie faces three weeks on the sidelines after picking up a hamstring injury.

For Argyle, midfield duo Jose Baxter and Conor Grant continue to be ruled out of action.

Manager Ryan Lowe has confirmed that neither of them will be fit for the League Two encounter against Town.

Head to Head:

The two sides have met 13 times since 1979, the Mariners have won five of those, Argyle have won two and six draws.

FL-3       10-Jan-04            H        Plymouth  A         D           0-0             5,007

FL-4       19-Nov-16           A         Plymouth  A        W           3-0             10,241

FL-4       6-May-17            H         Plymouth  A         D           1-1              6,866

FA-1       4-Nov-17            A         Plymouth  A         L            0-1             5,137

Action from the 2017 encounter at Blundell Park

Match Coverage:

As usual, match updates will be provided by the club’s official twitter account (@OfficialGTFC). We will keep you up to date with the action to ensure you don’t miss a kick - delivering a match report shortly after the final whistle with post-match reaction from Town boss, Michael Jolley. 

This game will be broadcast live on iFollow Mariners. Join Matt Dean and Rory Fallon for full audio coverage in the UK, and our overseas supporters can watch all of the action from Home Park.  

Betting Odds:

Grimsby to win and BTTS is now 8/1 from 7/1 - with Sky Bet’s Price Boost.

Man in the Middle:

Oxfordshire Referee Antony Coggins will be the man with the whistle when the Mariners face Plymouth on Saturday.

Having officiated in 10 games so far during the 2019/20 campaign, he has shown 35 Yellow cards and no Red Cards.

Key Men for Plymouth - Callum McFadzean and Joel Grant

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Experienced winger Joel Grant and attacking full-back Callum McFadzean top the scoring charts at Home Park. Both have been on target four times, with McFadzean providing three assists and Grant one.

Michael Jolley’s view:

Speaking on iFollow Mariners, he said: “We want to try and pick up as many points as we can.

“Plymouth away is a tough task for any team, but we have the mind-set that we can go there and get three points.

“We obviously did that at Exeter when they were top of the table so we know the journey down to Devon well, and we’re looking forward to the game.

“In terms of the logistics we’ve got a similar set-up to Exeter in terms of how we’ll approach the game.

Ryan Lowe

“Mike Jolley is a good young coach.

“They are going to be looking to come here and win. It's a task, but I feel we have an excellent chance if we play well."


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