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9 February 2018

Marcus Braddock looks ahead to Saturday's game with Plymouth Argyle

This weekend Shrewsbury Town entertain Plymouth Argyle who we met earlier in the season. It's safe to say that the Pilgrims have turned a difficult season into what looks like a good first season after promotion. Since that closely fought 1-1 draw in October the Pilgrims have lost just three times in League One and have stormed up the league to 11th place. Just Wigan, Portsmouth, and Oxford United have managed to take three points in the four months between now and October with the Latics the only team to beat Plymouth at home or away since the turn of 2018

Top Scorers (cup goals in brackets)

Graham Carey 7(2)
Jake Jervis 4
Ryan Taylor 3(1)
Ryan Edwards 3(1)


Graham Carey 10
David Fox 4
Ryan Taylor 3
Ruben Lameiras 3

Clean Sheets (league One)

Eight. Six at home and two away.


Plymouth have scored fourteen away goals this season which have been split equally, seven scored in the first half and seven scored in the second half.

The Pilgrims have earned an average of 1.2 goals per game away from home and concede an average of exactly 1 goal per game.

They have scored first in seven times this season and conceded first eight times in away games.

Plymouth have scored in each of their last 11 matches and have scored in each of their last 5 away matches. They're also undefeated in their last five away games.

Referee - Ben Toner from Lancashire. Games this season: 25. Yellow cards: 73. Red cards: 4.
Assistants: Iain Siddall and Ian Dudley
Fourth Official: Steven Copeland.

Team news

Plymouth Derek Adam is likely to name an unchanged team.

Paul Hurst has no new injury worries, Junior Brown is still on the road back to recovery and Dean Henderson is serving the third game of his suspension.


This is not going to be easy is it? If there was one team you want to avoid it's one on a good run. But we've also been here before, last week Bristol Rovers had been on a good run and so had Portsmouth the week before that. Admittedly Plymouth's run is a particularly impressive one and their manager is targeting what he sees as our weaknesses and aiming for three points. Paul Hurst is expecting a tough game but has a continuation of our winning run of three games in all competitions in his sights.


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