Ahead of the Game - All Hart

AFTER a 1-1 home draw with Morecambe extended Argyle’s winless run to six games...

...the Pilgrims will be looking to get their promotion campaign back on track when they travel to bottom-of-the-league Hartlepool, at Victoria Park, on Saturday.

Before that, on Tuesday morning, tickets for the second Devon Expressway Derby will go on sale, with the Green Army being allocated three separate areas of St James Park. Tickets will remain on sale until Monday, February 9 – prices can be seen here.

The result against Morecambe saw Argyle draw for the third time in four games and is a trend John Sheridan will be looking to buck when his side travel to Ronnie Moore’s struggling Hartlepool, on Saturday.

Hartlepool currently sit bottom in Sky Bet League Two with an eight-point gap between them and 23rd-placed Dagenham & Redbridge, they have also won only once in their last 21 league games with their latest setback coming in their 1-1 draw with Tranmere Rovers, so this presents a perfect opportunity for the Pilgrims to turn the ship around and potentially secure their first away win since their 3-2 triumph at Northampton, in early December.

The Pilgrims have already locked horns with Hartlepool this season; winning 2-0 at Home Park. Marvin Morgan opened the scoring for the Greens after some good build-up play which culminated in him turning a Pools’ defender and slotting his low driven shot into the bottom right corner. The lead was then doubled and the points were secured, in the 77th minute, when Dominic Blizzard’s defence-splitting through-ball found Nathan Thomas who fired his precise strike past the helpless ‘keeper.