Countdown – Plymouth Argyle

To continue our countdown to the new season, which starts in 6 days, RoversChat will be looking at the teams that Rovers will be facing in the 2017/18 season. The first of two teams we will look at today is Plymouth Argyle…

Plymouth Argyle - Home Park

Name: Plymouth Argyle

Manager: Derek Adams

Ground name: Home Park

Capacity: 17,800

Nickname: The Pilgrims, Argyle

Star player: Graham Carey

Players in: Gregg Wylde, Joel Grant, Jamie Ness, Ryan Edwards, Ruben Lameiras, Lionel Ainsworth, Robbert te Loeke, Aaron Taylor-Sinclair

Players out: Connor Smith, Billy Palfrey, Jimmy Spencer, Marc McCallum, Ryan Donaldson, Vincent Dorel, Ryan Brunt, Louis Rooney, Nauris Bulvitis, Ryan Lane, David Ijaha, Jordan Slew

Plymouth Argyle were founded in 1886 as Argyle F.C. They became professional in 1903 and have won five Football League titles. The Pilgrims have set the record for most championships won in the third tier, having finished first in the Third Division South twice, the Third Division once and the Second Division once.

Last season, Argyle finished second in League Two, behind Portsmouth and ahead of Doncaster Rovers. Part of their success from last season was down to Graham Carey, who scored 15 goals in all competitions. Carey then signed a new deal with Plymouth this window which brought a smile to all of the Argyle fans.

This year, Plymouth and Derek Adams will be hoping to at least beat the drop – and possibly push up to mid-table. This would be considered as a good season for the Pilgrims who have not been in League One since the 2010-11 season when they experienced a double relegation – from the Championship in 2009-10 then League One in 2010-11.

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