Reasons to be Cheerful...Gillingham

AHEAD of Gillingham's visit in the first round of the Capital One Cup, HADEN TYE sources some matters on which to be optimistic...

Home advantage
Tuesday's game will be Derek Adam's first competitive match at Home Park as Argyle boss. It will be a first chance for many to see Adams' Argyle side and the team will be eager to impress the Green Army. Gillingham aren't best pleased about the mid-week 510-mile round trip either. Those who went to Gillingham in 2009 can probably sympathise with that.

Super start
Argyle's 2-0 win at AFC Wimbledon was a superb start to the season and Adams has suggested he won't be making many changes from the side that provided the goods on Saturday.

History bodes well
Argyle have won 32 of the 49 home games against Gillingham, drawing 12 and losing only five. The last home victory was on October 2, 2004, with David Friio scoring a late brace in a 2-1 win.

Revenge mission
Ironically, Argyle have played Gillingham in the League Cup on Tuesday's exact date not so long ago. On 11 August, 2009, the Pilgrims lost away at Gillingham 2-1; Simeon Jackson and Andy Barcham fired Gillingham ahead, and Luke Summerfield replied for Argyle but it wasn't enough.