Coach and Mare
ARGYLE are to play a Devon FA select XI as part of their pre-season build-up.
The Pilgrims will face a side chosen from clubs across Devon as they prepare for life in Sky Bet League One
The game takes place at Devon FA Headquarters, Coach Road, Newton Abbot, on Wednesday, July 19, with a 7.30pm kick-off.
The Devon FA XI will feature players selected from Southern League sides Tiverton, Bideford and Barnstaple; Western League teams Buckland, Willand; and all Devon clubs in the Premier Division of the Peninsula League.
The match follows a trip to the Woodspring Stadium the previous Saturday, July 15, when Argyle will face Weston-super-Mare, and comes two days before the Pilgrims welcome former manager Neil Warnock's Cardiff City to Home Park.
The fixture against the Bluebirds will be Argyle's only home game of a busy pre-season, giving the Green Army the chance to see Derek Adams' new squad before the 2017-18 season.
The Pilgrims' schedule will then be rounded off with a trip to Holland for a pre-season training camp, before they return home for the start of the season on August 5.
There is still a chance to be part of our official trip to Delden, in East Holland, from Sunday, July 23-Saturday, July 29.
Over the seven days that we are in Holland, there are a number of activities and opportunities that will help provide a never-to-be-forgotten week, including:
• exclusive access to a closed training session;
• lunch and dinner with the lads on separate days;
• a social evening (the gaffer is still certain that last year’s quiz night was fixed!); and
• access – with transport and dinner provided – to our two matches.
The cost of the package is £1,250 per person. Spaces are strictly limited, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis – reservations will not be confirmed until deposits are received.
Full details here.
Argyle's full pre-season schedule is:
Sat, Jul 8 v Plymouth Parkway A
Sat, Jul 8 v Saltash United A
Tue, Jul 11 v Tiverton Town A
Wed, Jul 12 v Buckland Athletic A
Sat, Jul 15 v Weston-super-Mare A
Tue, Jul 18 v Torquay United A
Wed, Jul 19 v Devon Select XI A
Fri, Jul 21 v Cardiff City H
Tue, Jul 25 v FC Emmen A
Fri, Jul 28 v FC Twente XI A