A busy week for the Reds begins with a long trip as they travel to Plymouth Argyle.

John Coleman’s team head south looking for fourth successive away victory.

The Opposition

plymouthArgyle are the early pacesetters in League Two, sitting top of the table after a dozen games.

The Pilgrims were in the Championship as recently as 2010 before a relegation that began the slide into the fourth tier.

They’ve been in League Two since 2011 and finished in a play-off place last season, losing to Wycombe in the semi-finals.


Adams made Argyle his second club as a manager in June 2015 after a highly successful career in Scotland, first as a player and then on the other side of the touchline.

Immediately following a successful, 14-year playing career, including stints at Aberdeen, over 150 games for Motherwell, and Ross County, Adams was elevated to a managerial role at County, guiding them to two league titles in five seasons.

Either side of a short spell as assistant manager of Hibernian, the Glaswegian established the Dingwall-based Staggies as a top Scottish Premiership side, as well as managing them to a Scottish FA Cup final – beating Hibs and Celtic along the way – and two Scottish Challenge Cup finals.

One to Watch

Reid has been Argyle’s top goalscorer for the past two seasons, reaching the 20 goal mark on each occasion.

Last season’s tally included a hat-trick against Exeter City, as Reuben became the first Pilgrim ever to attain such a feat away to local rivals Exeter City.

The former Rotherham, West Brom and Yeovil man already has five goals in this campaign.

Form Guide

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Stanley returned to winning ways last weekend with three points at Barnet having lost to Oxford seven days earlier.

Away from home the Reds are undefeated in five matches and have won their last three.

Coleman’s men are fifth in the table, a point from the automatic promotion places.

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The league leaders are among the form sides in the division after winning their last four in all competitions.

They haven’t lost since early September, at Stevenage, and were 2-0 winners at Notts County last time out.

Stanley Team News

Joe Wright is back from international duty and returned to training this week and Shay McCartan has also returned from his Northern Ireland commitments.

Centre back Tom Davies is continuing his work to return to full fitness but only has minimal training under his belt.

The likes of Andy Procter, Anthony Barry and Terry Gornell all featured in the Lancashire Cup earlier this week, with the latter scoring a hat trick, and could be knocking on the door for selection.


Argyle have played at Home Park since 1901 and the current capacity of the ground is 16,388.

The record attendance that Argyle have achieved is 43,596 which was set against Aston Villa in Division Two in 1936

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Match Coverage

The official website will have live text commentary on the game.

There will be updates on the club Twitter and Facebook accounts.

At full time a full match report will be posted online and on social media, followed by post match reaction.