On Saturday, the highly anticipated Devon Derby comes around as Plymouth Argyle travel to Exeter City this weekend with all eyes on St James Park.
Plymouth have had a promising start to the season. After a tough few weeks at the start where they struggled to adjust to the new division and new manager Ryan Lowe, the former Bury manager now has his team firing as they have gone unbeaten in their last five League Two games.
Here, we take a look at how Lowe is likely to set up his Pilgrims side away in a game that’s massive for the fans and could see Plymouth rise above Exeter on goal difference in the league standings if they win…
Plymouth will be forced into making one change at least to their side that beat Leyton Orient 4-0 on Tuesday night in a first-half romp.
Lowe is likely to stick with the 3-1-4-2 formation as reliable goalkeeper Alex Palmer starts in between the sticks, with Gary Sawyer, Niall Canavan and the returning Josh Grant likely to be in front of him in the three-man defence. Grant returns to the side due to Scott Wootton’s absence through suspension.
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Joe Riley is expected to continue in his role as the midfield ‘pivot’, breaking up the play and distributing it to the players further up the pitch. Playing in the more central midfield spots are George Cooper and Kyle Edwards, aiming to continue their impressive form of late.
Kyle McFadzean and Antoni Sarcevic will stay in the wing-back spots after performing well on Tuesday night while out wide with their accurate crossing and good defensive play.
Up front, Joel Grant and Zak Rudden will continue their partnership despite the likes of Byron Moore and Danny Mayor returning to fitness, but with Grant and Rudden having been scoring the goals of late, Lowe will continue to back his goal scoring strikers.