TT MATCH PREVIEW – PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (H) by Steve Harris

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Steve Harris – @steveharris84

Match details: Torquay United versus Plymouth Argyle

Venue: Plainmoor

Date: Saturday 31st July 2021

Kick-off: 3pm

Plymouth Argyle fact file:

Year founded: 1886

Nickname: The Pilgrims

Last season’s league finish: 18th in League One

Notable honours:

Division Two champions: 2003-04

Division Three South champions: 1929-30, 1951-52 & 1958-59

Division Three champions: 2001-02

Pre-season friendlies so far: Saltash 0-7 (A) W, Bristol Rovers 1-1 (A) D, Swansea 1-2 (H) L, Middlesborough 1-2 (H) L, Tavistock 0-0 (A) D, Bristol City 0-1 (H) L

Manager: Ryan Lowe

Liverpool-born Ryan Lowe is embarking on his third season as Plymouth Argyle manager after he was appointed as successor to Derek Adams in the summer of 2019. His first season in charge at Home Park saw the Pilgrims win promotion from League Two at the first attempt – following their relegation from League One in 2018-19 – in the 2019-20 campaign, as he guided them to a third place finish in a season that was eventually cut short and decided by PPG following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lowe had previously managed Bury and led them to automatic promotion in the 2018-19 season, and also had two spells in caretaker charge of the Shakers in 2017 and 2018.

As a player, Lowe made his name as striker after starting out at Merseyside non-league side Burscough, whose alumni also include former Torquay midfielder Alex Russell. Lowe then went on to appear for Shrewsbury Town, Chester City (twice), Bury (three times), Crewe Alexandra (twice), Sheffield Wednesday, Tranmere Rovers and Milton Keynes Dons.

Player to watch: Danny Mayor

One of a number of players who followed Ryan Lowe from Gigg Lane to Home Park when he was appointed as Pilgrims’ manager, Danny Mayor has established himself as a firm favourite amongst the Argyle faithful. Mayor also won promotion from League Two with Bury under Lowe in the 2018-19 season and was named the League Two player of the year for the 2014-15 season.

Old boys:

Torquay: Klaidi Lolos

Plymouth: Adam Randell, Ryan Law

Last Time:

https://www.devonlive.com/sport/football/match-reports/torquay-united-vs-plymouth-argyle-3096973

Torquay United current squad:

1 – Mark Halstead

2 – Ben Wynter

3 – Dan Martin

4 – Tom Lapslie

5 – Ali Omar

7 – Connor Lemonheigh-Evans

8 – Asa Hall

9 – Danny Wright

10 – Armani Little

11 – Jake Andrews

16 – Keelan O’Connell

18 – Olaf Koszela

19 – Klaidi Lolos

20 – Louie Slough

21 – Dean Moxey

23 – Marcin Brzozowski

31 – Joe Lewis

Plymouth Argyle current squad:

Goalkeepers: Michael Cooper, Luke McCormick, Callum Burton

Defenders: James Bolton, Macaulay Gillesphey, James Wilson, Dan Scarr, Joe Edwards, Brendan Galloway, Ryan Law, Ollie Tomlinson

Midfielders: Ryan Broom, Jordan Houghton, Danny Mayor, Conor Grant, Adam Randell, Panutche Camara, George Cooper

Attackers: Ryan Hardie, Niall Ennis, Luke Jephcott

COYY – Steve


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