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Late goals in each half from Ryan Hardie and Luke Jephcott secured a victory for Argyle as the last pre-season friendly saw a 2-1 win over Forest Green. An equaliser shortly after the break made it tight but it was the dark greens in the end who took bragging rights over the light greens. Argyle: Cooper, Aimson, Wootton(Cananvan), Watts(Sawyer), McLeod (Camara), Moore (Law), Grant (Randell), Mayor (Trialist), Trialist, Hardie (Jephcott), Nouble (Telford). Subs: Coombes, Lolos.
Argyle will begin their EFL Trophy campaign with a home fixture against Norwich City on Tuesday 8th September, kicking-off at 7.45pm. Ryan Lowe's Greens will then head to Cheltenham Town for the middle fixture on Tuesday, 6th October at 7.45pm, before hosting Newport County at Home Park on Tuesday 10th November, with a 7pm kick-off.
Argyle lost 1-0 to Middlesbrough in the greens latest pre-season friendly, thanks to a Britt Assombalonga header part way through the first half. Argyle apparently put up an impressive account of themselves but didn't break down Neil Warnock's stubborn defence. Argyle: Cooper(McCormick), Aimson(Canavan), Wootton, Watts(Sawyer), Edwards, Grant(Camara), McLeod(Randell), Mayor (Lolos), Trialist(Law), Hardie(Nouble), Jephcott(Telford).
Argyle's latest summer signing has been confirmed, with the announcement that Kelland Watts has joined on a season long loan. A left footer who can also play in midfield, Watts will wear the number two shirt for Argyle.
The fixtures have been announced for Argyle's return to League One, starting the season with a home match against Blackpool on Saturday September 12th. The first away match will be at AFC Wimbledon and Boxing Day will see a trip to Charlton Athletic. The season at Home Park concludes with a match against Sunderland, before Argyle travel to Gillingham on the final day. Full fixtures can be found on the official site.
Argyle have fallen narrowly short in their first and only game of their tour of Scotland, impressively restricting Glasgow Rangers to a 3-2 win against Argyle. From being 2-0 down at half-time, Argyle pulled it back to 2-2 following goals from a trialist and Gary Sawyer. A last minute home goal saw the Gers emerge victorious. Argyle: Cooper (McCormick), Wootton, Canavan(Aimson), Sawyer(Pursall), Moore (Law), Camara (Grant), Edwards (McLeod), Mayor (Randell), Nouble (Lolos), Jephcott (Telford). Subs: Craske, Tomlinson, Miller.
Argyle will kick-off their Carabao Cup campaign with a home fixture against Queens Park Rangers on the weekend of 5th September. In compliance with government guidance, there will be no in-person attendance, and further information on live coverage will be available in due course.
Norwich City have been drawn as Argyle's final opponents for the 20/21 EFL Trophy group stage, alongside Cheltenham and Norwich.
Argyle have added signing number five to their ranks with the acquisition of former Scotland under-21 international Lewis McLeod. McLeod can play in the holding midfield role or in a more advanced position. After leaving Wigan Athletic in the summer, McLeod will wear number 16 for Argyle.
Argyle have been drawn in Group F of the EFL Trophy for 2020/21, along with Newport County, Cheltenham Town and one further invited club who are yet to be determined.
First-year professional Rubin Wilson has joined Plymouth Parkway on a three-month youth loan. The Cornish striker made his first-team debut on his 18th birthday as a substitute in the Greens' 3-0 victory at Swindon Town back in October, and has remained on the fringes of the senior side ever since. It is technically his second spell with Parkway, having agreed to join the Bolitho Park club on work experience the week before the season was curtailed.
The Football League have confirmed that the fixtures for the 2020/21 season will be released on 21st August at 9am following the revised schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic. The season itself will start on Saturday, September 12th and the first four rounds of the League Cup will be played in successive weeks due to the jam packed schedule.
Ryan Lowe confimed that his Pilgrims will head to Scotland for a pre-season training camp next week. Upon their return to Devon, Argyle will complete two further behind-closed-doors friendlies at the Theatre of Greens before the 20/21 Sky Bet League One campaign gets underway on Saturday, 12 September. The Pilgrims will first host Sky Bet Championship side Middlesbrough, led by former Argyle promotion-winning manager Neil Warnock, at Home Park on Tuesday, 25 August, before hosting League Two side Forest Green Rovers the following Saturday. Both fixtures kick-off at 1pm.
Argyle beat Plymouth Parkway 2-1 at Home Park in their first pre-season friendly of 2020 in front of an empty Theatre of Greens. Argyle played a restricted side with some of the new signings still awaiting COVID-19 test results. Former pilgrim River Allen put the hosts ahead early doors with a free kick that crept past Luke McCormick but the greens hit back with youngster Charlie Miller and Luke Jephcott securing a win for the boys in green. Argyle: McCormick (Cooper), Sawyer(Pursall), Tomlinson(Canavan), Wootton(Aimson), Trialist(Law), Grant(Mayor), Randell(Craske), Miller(Jephcott), Edwards(Moore), Lolos(Miller), Telford(Wilson).
Argyle have announced their fourth signing of the summer in the form of Crawley midfielder Pantuche Camara. Camara was offered a deal to remain in East Sussex but has chosen to test himself at a higher level, joining Argyle for the upcoming League One campaign. He will wear squad number 28 during the season.
Striker Frank Nouble has become Ryan Lowe's third signing of the summer. The 28 year old EFL stalwart left Colchester after their failure to beat Devon rivals Exeter in the play-offs at the end of last season and will wear the number 7 shirt whilst with the greens.
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