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21 December 2012

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ARGYLE’S 4-0 demolition of Accrington last season will live long in the memory of Argyle manager Carl Fletcher...

...who is hoping for a repeat performance when the Pilgrims visit the Crown Ground on Saturday.

“We had a result there last season,” remembered Fletch, “and it will bring back good memories.

“Hopefully, we can go there again and put in a good performance and get a good result.

“They’ve got a different manager from when we faced them last time – they play a different formation and there’s different personnel - we’ll look forward to the game and make sure we’re at our best if we’re going to have any chance of getting a result.”

With Stanley in FA Cup action on Tuesday, Fletch was given a rare opportunity to scout this weekend’s opposition for himself.

He said: “I went up to see Accrington and Oxford on Tuesday which was a good opportunity for me to see them.

“It’s very rare that me, Ro or Nance gets to see the team we’re playing so close to the game.

“There was nothing in the game; they were unlucky that both of their centre-halves had to go off through injury. It could have gone either way.”

So will the Pilgrims’ extended period of rest be an advantage on the day?

“Maybe, maybe not, you can’t really tell until the day of the game,” said Carl.

“I think our fitness levels in the side are really good at the minute – even against Exeter with ten men, we still looked strong and were able to cover the distances we needed to, so we’ll use that to our benefit.”

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