Match Preview | Argyle v Exeter City
The first Devon Derby for three years takes place on Monday night as Exeter City visit Home Park.
City head the 45 miles down the A38 in seventh place, and in mixed form. They have won two, drawn two and lost two of their last six games, most recently drawing 0-0 at Derby County on Tuesday.
The game at Pride Park was the first for Gary Caldwell after taking over as Exeter manager. Caldwell, a Scotland international with 55 caps who also played for Hibernian, Celtic and Wigan Athletic, has been the manager of Wigan, Chesterfield and Partick Thistle. Since leaving Thistle in 2019, he took up posts as Newcastle Under-23s boss and as assistant manager at Hibs.
Jevani Brown is Exeter's top goalscorer this season so far, with eight goals from 15 league fixtures. Attacking colleague Sam Nombe has six goals, while Fulham loanee Jay Stansfield has four.
This will be the 113th Devon Derby. Argyle have won 47 of the previous 112, with Exeter winning 33 and 32 draws.
“They’ve had a great start coming up from League Two last year. Matt [Taylor] did a great job getting them to where he got them to; he’s moved on and Gary Caldwell comes in to take over.
“That’s another challenge for us. He’s only had one game in charge, so we have to figure out how they are going to play. I’m sure they are happy with their start but in a local derby form and position in the table sort of goes out of the window."
This fixture is sold out. There are no tickets available. Please do not attend without a ticket.
Turnstiles will open two hours before kick-off, from 6pm. Supporters are advised to enter through the turnstile identified on their match ticket. However, if neighbouring turnstiles have shorter queues, supporters are permitted to enter these to speed up access to the stadium.
The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
International supporters can watch the game for £10. Domestic supporters can listen to an audio commentary for £2.50. Commentary will be provided by Charlie Price and Marc Edworthy.
A pre-match show is available on YouTube for free, hosted by Erin Black and featuring Katie Middleton. It starts at 7pm.