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OPPOSITION GUIDE: PLYMOUTH ARGYLE

22 November 2019

City are set for their return to Sky Bet League Two actionm visiting Plymouth Argyle tomorrow (3.00pm). 

Ryan Lowe's side have enjoyed a recent upturn in form and are currently sat 11th in the league table. 

We have compiled an Opposition Guide packed full of detailed information on Saturday's hosts.

SUMMER TRANSFER ACTIVITY

The Home Park outfit spent a busy summer adding to their ranks, making 12 new singings with a further 19 departures.

Ins: Danny Mayor (Bury), Callum McFazdean (Bury), Joe Edwards (Walsall), Dom Telford (Bury), Byron Moore (Bury), Jose Baxter (Oldham Athletic), Will Aimson (Bury), Alex Plamer (West Bromwich Albion, loan), George Cooper (Peterborough United, loan), Zak Rudden (Rangers, loan), Josh Grant (Chelsea, loan), Billy Clarke (unassigned). 

Outs: Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham United), Lionel Ainsworth (Weymouth), Jordan Bentley (Tiverton Town), Alex Fletcher (Aldershot Town, loan), Ryan Edwards (Blackpool), Yann Songo'o (Scunthorpe United), Dan Rooney (Bath City), Graham Carey (CSKA Sofia), David Fox (released), Harry Hodges (Bristol Rovers), Jamie Ness (Dundee FC), Ruben Lameiras (Famalicão), Kyle Letheren (Salford City), Ashley Smith-Brown (Oldham Athletic, loan), Alex Battle (released), Calum Dyson (released), Jose Baxter (released), Cameron Sangster (retired), Paul Anderson (released).

ONES TO WATCH

Antoni Sarcevic: 

A product of Manchester City's academy, Sarcevic was the match winner in Argyle's last outing, scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win at Forest Green Rovers. 

The 27-year-old has been in Devon since January 2017, after signing from Fleetwood Town - where he made 138 appearances. 

Danny Mayor:

A summer signing, winger Mayor was recruited by manager Ryan Lowe, who he played both with and under at Bury. 

A 29-year-old, Mayor began his career in the Sky Bet Championship with Preston North End, having graduated from the Lilywhites' academy. 

Billy Clarke: 

Bantams supporters will be no stranger to Billy Clarke, who has served two seperate spells at the Utilita Energy Stadium in recent years. 

The forward was part of City's historic run in the Emirates FA Cup over the 2014/15 campaign, and returned to West Yorkshire - for four months - last season. 

Niall Canavan: 

A defender, Canavan's footballing career actually began at City, where he was released as a 12-year-old. 

The Leeds man made over 200 appearances for Rochdale and Scunthorpe United, before signing for Plymouth in 2018. 

THE MANAGER

Ryan Lowe is in his first season as Plymouth boss, having taken the reins at Home Park in June. 

A striker, Lowe enjoyed a long and successful career in the EFL, representing the likes of Shrewsbury Town, Crewe Alexandra, Tranmere Rovers and Bury. 

The Lowe took over as caretaker manager at the Shakers - where his playing career concluded -before taking the permanent helm for over a year in May 2018.  

THE CAPTAIN

Experienced defender Gary Sawyer is in his fifth year at the Pilgrims, having first signed in June 2015. 

The 34-year-old began his career in Devon, before going on to represent the likes of Exeter City, Bristol Rovers and Leyton Orient. 

Sawyer has made almost 500 career appearances over the course of a professional career which began in 2002.  

LAST TIME OUT

Plymouth knocked Forest Green Rovers off top spot, last weekend, with a 1-0 victory at The New Lawn. 

Forest Green Rovers 0

Plymouth Argyle 1 (Antoni Sarcevic 21')

Sky Bet League Two

Saturday November 16th 2019

Attendance: 3,897

Plymouth: Alex Palmer (booked 90+5'); Scott Wootton, Niall Canavan, Gary Sawyer (c), Josh Grant; Joe Edwards (booked 83'), Antoni Sarcevic, Danny Mayor, Callum McFazdean (Joe Riley 46' (Dominic Telford 69')); Joel Grant (Ryan Taylor 84'), Byron Moore (booked 31'). Subs (not used): Michael Cooper (GK), Adam Randell, George Cooper, Zak Rudden. 

Supporters can PAY ON THE GATE for tomorrow's encounter, with admission prices found HERE


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