Argyle meet Peterborough United on Saturday afternoon at 3pm at Home Park, after meeting the same club on Wednesday night in the Carabao Cup.
This time, the teams meet in Sky Bet League One, a division that Peterborough are top of following two wins out of two thus far.
They followed up that good form by knocking Argyle out of the Carabao Cup in midweek. Posh probably deserved their half-time lead, given to them via a goal from Ricky-Jade Jones, but Argyle fought back strongly in the second period. However, The Pilgrims failed to convert their pressure into goals, and in the end, Peterborough sealed their victory with an injury time coup de grace courtesy of Joe Taylor.
In the league, Peterborough began by winning 3-2, after falling 2-0 down, at Cheltenham Town on the opening day of the season. This was followed by a comfortable 3-0 win against Morecambe last Saturday.
Posh made eight changes from the side that started against Morecambe for the first game of the week against Argyle. They will have plenty of options when it comes to the league renewal this weekend.
Peterborough were relegated from the Sky Bet Championship after finishing 22nd in 2021/22.
They are managed by Grant McCann, a former Northern Ireland international midfielder. He played nearly 200 games for Peterborough in a playing career that also saw him represent Cheltenham Town, Barnsley and Scunthorpe. McCann began his managerial career at Peterborough from 2016 to 2018, and after stints in charge of Doncaster Rovers and Hull City, he returned as Posh boss in February.
Summer arrivals for Peterborough included Hector Kyprianou, a midfielder from Leyton Orient, and Ben Thompson, a former Millwall midfielder who spent the second half of last season with Gillingham. Both newcomers scored on their full United debuts in their win over Morecambe.
Goalkeeper Lucas Bergstrom is another notable arrival. The 19-year-old is on loan from Chelsea, and has been called up to Finland under-21 squads.
Departures include Sammie Szmodics, who played in Peterborough’s opening game before being signed by Blackburn Rovers, for whom he scored at the weekend.
“It was a major positive to get Brendan Galloway an hour of competitive football on Wednesday night. Nigel [Lonwijk] did brilliantly at centre back, and gives a selection headache, we know he is capable.
“It was important that we gave people an opportunity to stake a claim for a place in the team. There were a few good performances, and one or two who would have liked to have done slightly better. It’s what we have a squad for. We used our squad on Wednesday night, and we’ll use it again Saturday.”
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Mickel Miller, Conor Grant, James Bolton and Panutche Camara are expected to miss out with injuries that have prevented them from playing this season so far. Bali Mumba was on the bench for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup tie against Posh, because of a dead leg.
Brendan Galloway played an hour in that game, his first competitive action since November. It remains to be seen whether he is fit enough to stake a claim for a place in the side this Saturday.
Steven Schumacher admitted that one or two players who appeared against Peterborough, but have not featured from the start in league games, have given him food for thought as far as team selection goes.
Tickets remain available to purchase online at argyletickets.com. The Home Park Ticket Office will be open until kick-off for supporters wishing to purchase on the day of the fixture.
Turnstiles will open two hours before kick-off, from 3pm. Supporters are advised to enter through the turnstile identified on their match ticket. However, if neighbouring turnstiles have shorter queues, supporters are permitted to enter these to speed up access to the stadium.
Before the game, we will observe a one-minute silence to commemorate the first anniversary of the Keyham tragedy.
Audio commentary of the game is available for £2.50 in the UK, and live video streaming is available for overseas supporters. Click here to see what is available in your region.