New Ground

ARGYLE break new ground when they play at New York this weekend.

Not New York, New York, but the New York Stadium, Rotherham.

Rotherham United’s new home is built on the former site of the Guest and Chrimes Foundry, a steelwork company that made the iconic fire hydrants seen in New York City. Hence the name.

United have won five of their seven npower League 2 games there since their summer move from the Don Valley and will be looking to make it six when Argyle visit on Saturday.

The Pilgrims’ first task will be to dampen down the optimism that record will undoubtedly have engendered.

Manager Carl Fletcher said: “In any away game, you try to quieten the home crowd down.

“We see it ourselves - you play here and you want the crowd behind you and, if things aren’t going well, the noise goes down a little bit, the impatience levels go up, and everybody starts getting tense.

“You can use that to your advantage when you are playing away from home.

“It’s important to try to get a good start and if you can quieten the crowd down and frustrate the home side, and cause problems for them, you are setting a good foundation to go on and progress in the game.”