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Match Preview: Bristol Rovers v Plymouth Argyle

7 September 2018

Rovers host Plymouth Arygle in the Sky Bet League One at the Mem on Saturday, 1.30pm kick off.

Rovers are after their first home league win of the season and will be hoping to build on last week's 1-1 draw away at Shrewsbury Town. 

Darrell Clarke's men are sat in 21st after six games with four points and win over the Pilgrims could see them rise as high as 11th, pending other results.

Gaffer's View: Darrell spoke to the press on Thursday as usual and offered his thoughts on this weekend's clash at BS7.

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Preview: Darrell on Plymouth Argyle

Player's View: Tom Nichols was also on media duty and discussed the game with Argyle, his start the season and determination to break his goalscoring duck.

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Preview: Tom Nichols on Plymouth

Opposition View: Plymouth have endured a difficult start to their season and find themselves rock bottom of the table with just two points and no wins on the board as of yet. Their current form is a far cry from their performance last campaign in which they chased for a play-off spot having been promoted the season before. Last time out they were turned over 3-0 away to an in-form Portsmouth side and will be coming to the Mem keen not only to rectify that, but to pick up their first set of three points.

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Opposition View: Plymouth Argyle

Last Time We Met: Back in March Rovers visited Home Park for a play-off chase crunch match, with both sides threatening to make a late surge for the top six and the result set to have a large say in who took the driving seat. Rovers made the dream start after 12 minutes, as Chris Lines whipped in a precise free kick to send his side into the lead. Jamie Ness equalised for Argyle on 34 minutes, but the hosts were immediately pegged back as Ellis Harrison swept home a left-footed finish just two minutes later. Rovers were good value for their lead, but very shortly after the break Plymouth equalised again, through the same man. The game was delicately poised but with five minutes left, until Tom Lockyer conceded a penalty which Graham Carey stepped up to convert having missed one already earlier that half - Plymouth saw out the game to win 3-2.

Tickets: There is availability on the day, but we do advise fans to purchase in advance to avoid queues.

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Ticket Information: Plymouth Argyle

Match Day Info: Plan your day out at the Mem with our match day guide - listing all the key timings for Saturday's game.

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What's On: Bristol Rovers v Plymouth Argyle

How to follow the game: As usual, we will have updates throughout the game on social media. If you can't make it to the Mem on Saturday, then supporters based domestically and abroad will be able to watch the game on iFollow - due to the fixture falling inside the international break period and therefore falling outside of the usual broadcast restrictions. For more information about iFollow - please click HERE.


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