ADDING to the spectacle and excitement of the Devon Expressway Derby this Saturday, Argyle fans at Home Park will be in the company of Pilgrim legends......Michael Evans, Ronnie Maugé and Nicky Marker.
The trio of ex-Argyle players will make the selection for the 50/50 Lottery draw at half-time before offering their words to the Green Army.
Evans will remember many a derby-day against City, and will recall the joy of netting in the 4-1 FA Cup victory back in 1996 at Home Park when he walks out to the sea of green on Saturday.
He also hit the back of the net on two other occasions against The Grecians, contributing towards his 81 goals for the club.
Many of the Green Army will remember one particular memory when they catch a glimpse of Mauge on the pitch: 'that goal' in the Division Three Play-Off Final at Wembley, also back in 1996. The former Manchester City midfielder spent four years at Argyle before moving to Bristol Rovers in '99.
Marker, who Argyle signed from City in 1987, made 237 appearances for the Pilgrims netting 18 times. A product of the Exeter youth system, he also had spells at Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield United during his career, and is widely regarded as one of the finest players who made the move from City to the Greens.
And with only two days until the massive all-ticket game, fans who wish to attend the crunch match are urged to snap up tickets as early as possible to get the best seats and avoid possible disappointment.
The ticket office will be open between 10am-4pm on Good Friday, March 29, and from 8am on match-day, Saturday, March 30. This is in addition to normal office opening hours until 5pm on Thursday.
Fans will also be encouraged to take part in turning Home Park into a sea of green and white on Saturday following the efforts of the Forza Verde 1886 group to supply green and white cards on seats for each member of the Green Army to hold high until the game gets underway.