Shirts Podcast Twitter
1comment

Preview: Burnley v Plymouth Argyle

Following successive away trips we are back on home soil tonight as we welcome League Two strugglers Plymouth Argyle to Turf Moor in the second round of the Capital One Cup.

Burnley v Plymouth Argyle

7.45pm – Turf Moor – Capital One Cup

The Clarets will be confident of progressing to the next round despite coming into the game on the back of two defeats as they take on a side sitting near the foot of the Football League.

Keith Treacy made a surprise substitute appearance in Saturday’s defeat to Huddersfield and the Irishman could be given an opportunity to gain some much needed match fitness along with several other fringe players.

This could mean some game time for young striker Alex MacDonald who would be coming up against the club he spent the end of last season at loan to should he be selected.

Martin Paterson will definitely miss out after assistant manager Jason Tindall revealed the striker will be sidelined for at least another week after suffering a grade one hamstring tear on the opening day of the season.

Plymouth captain Darren Purse is an injury doubt for the Pilgrims due to a calf injury the centre-back picked up during Saturday’s game with Oxford.

Defenders Robbie Williams and Durrell Berry will both be pushing for starting berths after impressing as recent substitutes.

Rhys Griffiths and Jamie Lowry will definitely be missing for Argyle.

Manager: Carl Fletcher

Eddie Howe will be coming up against a familiar face in the opposite dugout tonight as he pits his wits against former team-mate and close friend Carl Fletcher. The rookie manager initially took temporary charge of the club last season following Peter Reid’s departure during a difficult period on and off the pitch for the club. The former Welsh International impressed the Home Park hierarchy with his commitment and enthusiasm as he retired from playing himself to help lead the club to safety during a difficult campaign. Now in his first full season as a manager, Fletcher will be determined to get one over Our Eddie tonight and claim their second scalp of the season.

Form: WLDL

Plymouth beat a young Portsmouth team 3-0 in the first round of the Capital One Cup to reach this stage – but their league form has been far from impressive. They began the season disappointingly with a 2-0 defeat to Aldershot at Home Park, but the Pilgrims managed to bounce back and secure their solitary league point so far with a hard fought 0-0 draw with Dagenham and Redbridge. Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Oxford at least saw the team score their first league goal of the season, but Robbie Williams’ strike wasn’t enough to prevent Plymouth slipping to 23rd in the table.

Dangerman: Paul Wotton

Now in his second spell with the club, homegrown Paul Wotton is already a legend with the fans after helping his team win three promotions during his long Argyle career. At 35, the midfielder still plays a key role for his side in dictating their tempo from the heart of midfield. A dead ball specialist with over 50 goals to his name, the veteran midfielder will have to be watched carefully in order to nullify Plymouth’s threat tonight.

Just For Fun

Did You Know?

Plymouth is currently the largest city in the UK never to have had a club playing in the top-flight.

  1. Really interested to see Howe’s team and tactics tonight given the backlash after the last two games. Needs to ensure we win, but plenty of fringe players need game time too.

    Posted 2 years ago by Jamie Smith
Shop Podcast Twitter
diamond geezer Boycott planned for Blackpool friendly James Bird £40 tickets at Turf Moor The Killer Biscuit, Flickr News: Supporters Consultation Committee Isiriya, Flickr Ulloa and calculated risks make me fond of cautious Clarets The Radio Academy, flickr What the pundits will say Adam Haworth/Sky Sports 10 potential midfield transfer targets Darlo2009, Flickr Lukas Jutkiewicz: The Boro view . TV change offers perfect start for Clarets Darlo2009, Flickr Luke the Juke: Another rough diamond? Franziska, flickr The striker situation
I’m a man utd fan living in blackpool area and i feel for you fan. Keep... It is so unbelievable that we were in the Premier League not so long ago and... Hope u stick together. I’m a seasom ticket holder at elland rd and we... We need to save Blackpool FC, because Oysten will give a shite about the... Please will all your fans coming to the Blackpool game on Saturday join in... yes we should stand with blackpool fans enjoyed our games over the years... The Claret and Tangerine BFCs stand together! My season ticket money stays in MY pocket. My sons season ticket money... Best of luck to the Blackpool fans. We should stand with them. I would like... Any support from away fans would be appreciated. We are all football fans at... I’ll be at the game and I’m happy to keep my money in my pocket... Think we should contact away supporters coming to our ground and ask them to... Being in the military, I am a walk on fan as I just can’t commit to a... Same with me Ken, I am in the military and based in Devon! Therefore it was... A bit like the more foul mouthed and disgusting parts of the James Hargreaves... I agree If I was going I would boycott. You can’t run a club like that. If you... Absolutely spot on there! I for one could not commit to a full season ticket... An absolute disgrace. This is why the Football League are so useless –... Support has nothing to do with it. We don’t censor comments on NNN....