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MATCH PREVIEW: PLYMOUTH ARGYLE

3 November 2020

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After Saturday’s victory against Hull City, Swindon face a long trip down into the South West with last season’s promotion rivals Plymouth Argyle.

Swindon ended a barren run of five consecutive home defeats in spectacular fashion, with a 2-1 victory against the Tigers, who were two divisions above the Town in the previous season.

Goals from Paul Caddis and Joel Grant secured Town's first home win since Burton at the back end of September.

While spirits will be high in the Town dressing room and training ground, the Reds are yet to register a victory on the road this season and will have their sights set on Argyle’s Home Park.

They will enter the match with a lot of confidence, not just because of last Saturday’s great result, but because Town were victorious on Argyle’s turf last season in what was a memorable 2-1 away win on New Years Day.

In addition, Town have a great record against Argyle in recent years, winning six of the last 10 matches against the Green Army.

The Opposition:

Last season’s New Year’s Day triumph against Tuesday’s opponents will always live long in the memory of all Town fans; however, both clubs have seen multiple changes and new additions in their respective squads.

Argyle prepared for promotion by bringing in 13 new signings and strengthening in all parts of the pitch.

One of their first moves was to strengthen the goalkeepers and they did this by bringing in Leganes goalkeeper Jack Ruddy as well as a very familiar face in former Town goalkeeper Luke McCormick, who joined the South West club on a free transfer in July.

They also added defenders Kelland Watts and Jerome Opoku who arrived from Premier League sides Newcastle United and Fulham.

Moreover, they have tightened up their midfield ranks with the arrivals of Tyrese Fornah from Nottingham Forest, Lewis Macleod from Wigan Athletic, Ben Reeves from Milton Keynes Dons and Panutche Camara from Crawley Town.

Their wide and centre forward positions also saw new arrivals in the form of George Cooper from Peterborough United, Ryan Hardie from Blackpool, Timmy Abraham from Fulham and Frank Nouble from Colchester United.

Team news:

Last Saturday, Swindon were boosted with the returns of summer signing Brett Pitman and, Ellis Iandolo.

However, the Town will still be without winger Diallang Jaiyesimi, Jordan Lyden and Dion Conroy. Tyler Smith will also be absent following a groin injury in the build-p to Saturday's game


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