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SEASON PREVIEW: PLYMOUTH ARGYLE

4 August 2016

Ahead of the new Sky Bet League 2 season we asked Liam Govey to take a look at each of our 23 opponents. Next up it's Plymouth Argyle...

Plymouth Argyle

Address: Home Park, Plymouth, PL2 3DQ

Stadium capacity: 17,800

Manager: Derek Adams


Transfers
In

Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town), Nauris Bulvitis (Spartaks Jurmala), Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United), David Fox (Crewe Alexandra), David Goodwillie (Aberdeen), David Ijaha (Whitehawk), Gary Miller (Partick Thistle), Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City), Jordan Slew (Chesterfield), Connor Smith (AFC Wimbledon), Jimmy Spencer (Cambridge United), Yann Songo’o (Blackburn Rovers) and Oscar Threlkeld (Bolton Wanderers).


Out

James Bittner (Newport County), Callum Hall (released), Peter Hartley (Bristol Rovers), Tyler Harvey (released), Carl McHugh (Motherwell), Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool), Curtis Nelson (Oxford United), Reuben Reid (released), Josh Simpson (released), Deane Smalley (released) and Gregg Wylde (Millwall).


Last Season

Nothing hurts quite like losing in the play-off final, and Plymouth will hope to banish the demons from last season as quickly as possible. Though Peter Hartley’s last minute header against Portsmouth saw Argyle through to Wembley, on the day they just didn’t have enough to get past a strong Wimbledon side. In their sixth season in the fourth tier, they’ll be hoping to go that extra step and finally achieve promotion back to League One.


Key Players

If Plymouth are to get back into League One, then keeping hold of last season’s creative force Graham Carey will certainly pay dividends. David Goodwillie could prove an inspiring signing at this level, having signed from Aberdeen. Although some key defenders from last season have left, Yann Songo’o will hope to fill the void seamlessly. The familiar faces of Connor Smith, Jordan Slew and Ryan Brunt will also hope to have a positive impact.


SkyBet Odds
Win outright- 16/1
Promotion- 100/30
Relegation- 18/1
Top 7- 13/8

Fixtures

Stevenage v Plymouth Argyle, Saturday 8th October 2016

Plymouth Argyle v Stevenage, Saturday 14th January 2017


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