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Match Preview: Plymouth Argyle v Bristol Rovers

2 September 2019

All the pre-match content ahead of our mid-week fixture.

Rovers head to Home Park on Tuesday evening, in the opening game of the Trophy group stage fixtures.

The Gas will be looking to respond to a frustrating defeat on Saturday against Burton, where Rovers dominated the second half, but were unable to find the back of the net and were punished by two late goals from the home side.

There could be a Rovers debut for Jordi van Stappershoef, with Anssi Jaakkola away on international duty with Finland.

Both sides will be looking to start the Trophy campaign with a win, with Chelsea U21's and Swindon Town the other sides in the Southern Group F section.

Manager's Preview: The Rovers Manager spoke to the press on Monday morning at and touched on how seriously he's taking the Trophy this year, having got to the final four-stage last season.


Pre-Match: Graham Coughlan on Plymouth Argyle

Player's Preview: Ed Upson was on press duty also on Monday morning and reflected on Saturday's frustrating defeat and talked about how the squad are looking to bounce back on Tuesday evening at Home Park.


Pre-Match: Ed Upson on Plymouth Argyle

Opposition: Under new boss Ryan Lowe, Plymouth made a strong start to the 2019/20 campaign, registering three wins on the spin, defeating Crewe and Colchester in the league and beating Leyton Orient in the Carabao Cup. The Pilgrims last win at home came against Walsall, as Ryan Talyor's brace helped them to 3-0 win. There are a few familiar faces in the Plymouth ranks, as former winger Byron Moore and striker Dom Telford both arrived at Home Park in the summer.


Last Time We Met: It was a dramatic affair when the sides last met at Home Park back in March. All four goals of the contest game in the second half, with Jonson Clarke-Harris' long-range effort from well outside the area standing out as one of the best Rovers goals in recent years. Gavin Reilly's late header deep in stoppage time had implications for both clubs fight against relegation, with the striker glancing home a James Clarke cross to tie the game 2-2. Watch our 'Goal Cam' footage of both goals below.


Goal Cam: Plymouth Argyle (A)

Tickets: Advance tickets for the game are no longer available, but tickets will be available on the day.


Ticket Information: Plymouth Argyle

How to Follow Game: Supporters who are based in the UK and can't make it to Home Park on Tuesday evening can watch our fixture live on iFollow for just £10. Please note that domestic subscribers – who have subscribed to audio packages – will still need to purchase a match pass if they want to watch the game. Click below for more info on how to watch on iFollow. 


Watch Tuesday's Game Live on iFollow!

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