Wylde With Excitement

GREGG Wylde cannot wait to line up against Exeter City in the first league Devon Expressway Derby clash of the season.

After featuring in the previous fixture between the two sides, a 2-0 Argyle win in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, Gregg is keen to make it two from two against the Grecians. “We played them in the cup, but it’ll be a difficult game and we’re looking forward to it.

“It’s a derby and I think everybody will be on form. It’s in the league and the two teams will be fighting for three points.

“I’m looking forward to it. My family's down as well; it’s been about 2 months since they’ve been down so it’ll be a good game for them to come and watch."

Former Rangers player Wylde knows more than most about derbies. He lined up against Celtic in Auld Firm games, considered one of the world's fiercest rivalries. Argyle v Exeter, says Gregg, should not be underestimated. He said: ”I know one of the boys at Exeter, Jim McAllister, a fellow Scot; he’s played in a few as well. Both of us were talking about it and it’s actually in comparison with some of the derbies in Scotland.

“The away support from Exeter as well builds the atmosphere. We’re at home so the support will be behind us."

Wet conditions in the build up to the match do not seem to have dampened expectations or spirits. Gregg is even welcoming of some of the wet stuff. “I think it’s to do with the way the ball skids along the grass and everything goes with it," he said. "I think we pass the ball quick on match days and we can move teams quick.

“I hope the weather is like this on Saturday then we can go and put on a performance for the fans.”