Youth Alliance Opener

ARGYLE begin their EFL Youth Alliance with the visit of Oxford United to Langsford Park in Tavistock on Friday – kick-off 1pm.

The young Pilgrims have had a mixed pre-season, losing the last two fixtures at Mousehole and Bideford, although these games saw a number of first-year apprentices and 16 year-olds competing against experienced semi-professional players.

The more encouraging performances came against the Academy sides from Swansea City and Bristol City, where Argyle’s next generation played some delightful football at times, with Argyle Academy Director now asking for an improvement in our defending.

After the visit of Oxford tomorrow, the Pilgrims will be on the road for their next three fixtures in the Youth Alliance, travelling to Forest Green, Portsmouth and Cheltenham.