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Preview: Argyle vs Stags

31 January 2014

Everything you need to know ahead of our Sky Bet League Two fixture at Home Park...


Manager Paul Cox has no fresh injury worries ahead of the match at Home Park.

Sam Clucas returned to action in last Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Wycombe Wanderers, whilst Ben Hutchinson also returned to training last week.

Meanwhile, Plymouth will be without Durrell Berry (groin) and Marvin Morgan (ankle), but both players are expected to return to action later in February.

However, left-back Matt Parsons is a doubt for the match. The 22-year-old aggravated a leg injury during a training session on Wednesday.

John Sheridan will also be keen to bolster his squad with the signing of a striker, before the transfer window closes at 11.00pm this evening.


Our team have lost just one of their last six matches in Sky Bet League Two – a 2-0 reverse to Scunthorpe United at One Call Stadium three weeks ago.

We also boast the best away record out of all the teams currently outside the Play-Off zone, having accumulated 20 points on the road already this term.

Only bottom-of-the-table Northampton Town have scored fewer goals (20) than the 24 that Argyle have netted in league action this season.

In our last match we drew 2-2 with Wycombe Wanderers with Lee Stevenson and Ollie Palmer on target. You can watch match highlights by clicking here.

Meanwhile, Plymouth drew 1-1 with Cheltenham Town at Home Park last Saturday thanks to Luke Young’s late equaliser. To watch match highlights, click here.


Despite a good display in the reverse fixture at One Call Stadium in October, our team were consigned to a 1-0 defeat courtesy of Neal Trotman’s stoppage-time winner.

Over the years, Home Park has also proved to be a particularly miserable venue for us.

We have been beaten on our last seven visits to Plymouth with our last defeat coming in the 2002/03 campaign. Liam Lawrence was on the score-sheet in a 3-1 reverse.

Our full record against Plymouth Argyle is as follows: Played 30, Won 6, Drew 7, Lost 17.


The Football League has appointed Mr Peter Bankes as referee for this fixture. He will be ably assisted by Mr Mark Derrien and Mr Paul Rees. The Fourth Official is Mr Keith Stroud.


If you haven’t yet got tickets, you can buy them on the day at Home Park.

Tickets for the away section are priced as follows:

£21 Adults
£16 Senior Citizens (65+)
£8 Under 18s

Tickets for the family section are priced as follows:

£27 Family Ticket (One Adult, One Juvenile)
£16 Wheelchair Adult
£13 Senior Citizens (65+)
£7 Under 18s

Please note that Plymouth Argyle do not offer student concessions.


- By Road…

At the end of the M5 motorway, join the A38 Devon Expressway until the junction with the A386 (signposted ‘Home Park, City Centre, Ferry Port, and Tavistock’). At the roundabout as you come off the A38, take the second exit and join the A386, (signposted ‘Plymouth Argyle Home Park, Ferry Port’). Stay on this road for approximately a mile and Home Park Stadium is on your left-hand side.

- By Rail…

Home Park is just a short walk from Plymouth Station. Supporters who arrive by train are likely to experience the best of Central Park as the well-signposted route takes you right through the middle of one of Plymouth's finest recreation areas. The journey on foot should take around 20 minutes. Alternatively, if you arrive late, there is a taxi rank in the station forecourt.

- Parking…

There is a large car park adjacent to Home Park which is free for all supporters. Alternatively, some street parking is also available nearby.


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If you aren’t travelling to Home Park this weekend, you can hear full-match commentary on Stags Player (online) and Mansfield 103.2 (local radio only).

You can also hear full-match commentary in the company of other supporters in the Sandy Pate Sports Bar, which is open from midday.

Mansfield 103.2’s ‘Stags FM’ show begins at 1.00pm. To subscribe to Stags Player, click here.

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