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The Big Match Preview - Plymouth Argyle

Posted: Fri 29 Jan 2016
Author: @wwfcofficial

All you need to know about the Sky Bet League 2 meeting at Home Park on Saturday (k.o. 3pm).

Plymouth Argyle vs Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday 30th January 2016, k.o. 3pm
Home Park, PL2 3DQ
Referee: Phil Gibbs

The Chairboys almost always win in Devon - but another victory in the county on Saturday would probably be the best yet as Gareth Ainsworth's men hunt a morale-boosting result against one of the promotion front-runners.

Ten of the eleven games played in Devon during Ainsworth's reign have ended in away wins, with a 2-1 setback at Exeter last season being the only blot on the copybook.

The record was put straight in style in the play-offs last May when Wanderers raced into a three-goal lead at Plymouth only for two late goals for the Pilgrims to set up a tense second leg, which ended 2-1 in Wycombe's favour.

The Pilgrims reacted to their play-off heartache by parting ways with manager John Sheridan and the new boss - Scotsman Derek Adams - has presided over a spectacular first half of the season in which Argyle have collected precisely two points per game to sit second in the table behind leaders Northampton.

One of their early triumphs came at Adams Park in September when they recorded a 2-1 win with all the goals coming in the first half, although the headlines were made for Adams' reluctance to allow the game to go ahead with Wanderers wearing their GPS trackers beneath their shirts.

Plymouth have lost just once in seven games and could hand a debut to new signing Daniel Nardiello in attack, while for Wycombe, they'll look to end a run of three straight defeats and could give a first start to Paris Cowan-Hall against his former club, having rejoined the Blues on loan from Millwall last week.

Wanderers have been given an initial allocation of 382 standard tickets and 56 family tickets in the Barn Park Stand. Please note there is a £2 increase if bought on the day of the game.

Adults: £20
Over 65s: £15
Students: £15
Under 18s: £7
Family Ticket: £25 (1 adult and 1 under 18)

Call 01494 441118, visit the ticket office at Adams Park or buy online. . Tickets go off sale at 1pm on Friday but can be bought on arrival (at the £2 extra price).

Click here for Adrian Wood's guide for the trip to Plymouth.

Facilities for away fans
The ground capacity is 16,388 (all seated). During 2001 Home Park was transformed, with three sides of the ground being completely re-built. This included both ends and one side of the ground. Away fans are housed in the Barn Park End, which is all seated and covered. This is the stand behind the goal on the Central Park side of the stadium. This is a modern stand that offers good facilities and excellent views of the playing action.

Facilities around the ground
The most popular pub with visiting fans appears to be the Britannia in Wolseley Road. This is a large Wetherspoons outlet, about a 10-minute walk from the ground. It tends to get very busy with fans queuing to get in but the doormen are pretty efficient so you shouldn’t have to wait too long to get in. Near to the pub is normally a van selling pasties. Opposite the Britannia is the Embassy Club which is best avoided by away fans. Otherwise alcohol is available within the ground.
Can't make it?
Phil Catchpole and guest are behind the mic to provide live commentary on Chairboys Player and the FLi Player app from 2.55pm. Alternatively you can follow regular updates on our Twitter account - @wwfcofficial.

Last time out
Paul Hayes, Aaron Amadi-Holloway and Steven Craig were on target in the dramatic play-off semi-final first leg last season: