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Opposition View: Plymouth Argyle (H)

18 February 2020

The Silkmen host Plymouth Argyle tonight in what represents another tough test for Mark Kennedy’s side at the Moss Rose.

Argyle come into this game in strong form, winning three of their last five matches. Ryan Lowe’s side ended last month with a 2-2 draw against Crawley Town, before despatching Newport County 1-0 at the beginning of February.

Despite a disappointing 3-0 defeat against Colchester on February 8, Plymouth were able to bounce-back with a 3-2 win against Salford City and an impressive 2-1 win against promotion rivals Crewe last week. The Pilgrims currently sit in fourth position, just one point behind The Railwaymen.

Opposition Manager Quotes:

Ryan Lowe spoke on Argyle’s website ahead of the match.

He said: “It’s one of our games in hand, we went up there last time and planned, but it was called off for obvious reasons.

“We dust ourselves down and go again. Crewe is gone now, we’ve picked up three terrific points and we move on to Macclesfield. The fans have been terrific, I’d like to think they believe in what we’re trying to do and they are always behind us 100%.

“The games are coming thick and fast, we’re counting them down and I want to make sure every single player in my squad is on their toes.

“The players believe in what we’re trying to do and we will just go about our business quietly. We know what can happen in League Two and, as I’ve said, when we get down to around eight to ten games to go, you’ll see a bit of light at the end of the tunnel.”

Ons To Watch:

One of Plymouth’s strengths this season has been their variety of goalscorers from all over the pitch. However, one man that stands out is Antoni Sarcevic. He joined the Pilgrims in 2017, making over 100 appearances since signing.

The midfielder, who started his career at Manchester City, has recorded ten goals and six assists this season.


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