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6 April 2017

Past meetings and a look at the manager of Saturday's opponents

Saturday's game will be our sixth League meeting with Argyle and we have yet to be beaten by them at home.


Last February a late goal from Shamir Fenelon rescued a point in a 1-1 draw. Argyle had won 2-1, despite an equaliser from Roarie Deacon, earlier in the season while two second-half goals sealed a 2-0 triumph in our most recent meeting at Home Park on New Year’s Eve.


The other two League games took place in the 2011-12 campaign. Argyle were in trouble on and off the field when they arrived in October 2011 when a 3,175 crowd saw two Matt Tubbs goals secure a 2-0 home win.


Our first game at Home Park in January 2012 finished 1-1 after Pablo Mills’ first-half goal was cancelled out by Max Blanchard.


The Boss


Barring a dramatic late loss of form by his side, Derek Adams is poised to lead Plymouth back to League One in the next few weeks and erase the memory of play-off heartbreak in his first season in charge.


Having beaten Portsmouth in a heavyweight semi-final clash they lost 2-0 to a couple of second-half goals in the Wembley final to AFC Wimbledon.


But Adams, his assistant Craig Brewster – an extremely popular figure here at Crawley in his three years with the club – and their players regrouped in the summer and have been among the promotion pacesetters for virtually all of the season.


goal of the season secured a 1-0 win at leaders Doncaster Rovers.thThere have been some concerns among the Green Army about indifferent home form – last Saturday’s 1-0 loss to a resurgent Accrington Stanley was their fourth at Home Park in the last six games – but Adams has made Argyle a force on the road with 12 wins – the best record in the division – the latest a fortnight ago when Sonny Bradley’s 10


Adams, 41, took over at Plymouth in June 2015 after leaving Scottish Premier League club Ross County. He managed the Staggies in 286 games in two separate spells and led them to three Hampden finals. He also had a spell as No.2 at Hibernian. He has been in charge of 103 Plymouth games.


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