Inside Bristol Rovers

OUR regular look at the opposing team, as Argyle welcome Bristol Rovers to Home Park on Saturday for the first game at the Theatre of Greens under new manager Ryan Lowe.

Pre-Season Friendly
Argyle v Bristol Rovers
Home Park
Saturday, July 27, 2019

Plymouth Argyle Football Club
Home Park
01752 562561

Opponent League Position
Sky Bet League One

Last Five Results
Tuesday, July 23
Pre-Season Friendly
Bristol Rovers 0
Swansea City 3
Fulton, Baston, Asoro

Saturday, July 20
Pre-Season Friendly
Bristol Rovers 1
Birmingham City 2
Pedersen, Jutkiewicz

Tuesday, July 16
Pre-Season Friendly
Bath City 0
Bristol Rovers 2
Rodman, Little

Saturday, July 13
Pre-Season Friendly
Kidderminster Harriers 1
Bristol Rovers 1

Wednesday, July 10
Pre-Season Friendly
St Mochta 0
Bristol Rovers 7
Nichols 3, Moore, Smith, Hare, Tomlinson

Next Game
Saturday, August 3
Sky Bet League One
Blackpool v Bristol Rovers

Leading Scorer Last Season
Jonson Clarke-Harris 11

Last Visit to Home Park
March 23, 2019
Sky Bet League One
Argyle 2
Lameiras 51, Craig o.g. 75
Bristol Rovers 2
Clarke-Harris 72, Reilly 90

Manager – Graham Coughlan
An Argyle legend as a player, Graham Coughlan was recently voted our greatest ever centre-back in a Green Army poll and a massive figure in the promotion years under Paul Sturrock at Home Park.

Cocko moved into coaching with Bristol Rovers in 2018 and then took over as manager in January, steering the Gas away from relegation with a superb run at the end of last season.

Pre-Match View
“Coughlan made a good start as manager and did well to pick up a side that looked to be low on confidence and belief.

“They only lost four of their last 17 league matches and that’s more likely to earn them a top-six spot than a relegation battle. The summer has gone well too; they’ve recruited very well indeed.” Football League World

Green Connections
Graham Coughlan is the obvious major connection between our two clubs but there is another familiar face in Tareiq Holmes-Dennis, who enjoyed a loan spell at Home Park in 2015, although he is currently injured.

Ticket News
Adults £10
Concession £6
Under-18 £3
Under-12 £1
Under-8 Free, if accompanied by an adult

Things to do in Plymouth
The sun has been beating down all week, so our suggestion for a day out, other than a trip to Home Park, is to check out the delightful Bovisand beach, a sheltered bay within an area of outstanding natural beauty.