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In focus: Plymouth Argyle

Ahead of the 2017/18 Sky Bet League One campaign, mkdons.com takes a look at the teams MK Dons will face next season...

26 June 2017

Plymouth Argyle are back in the third tier for the first time since 2011 after finishing second in Sky Bet League One last season.

The Devon club, who held Liverpool to a goalless draw during a memorable 2016/17 campaign, just missed out on the title on goal difference.

CLUB
Founded: 1886

Nickname: Pilgrims

Stadium: Home Park (17,800 capacity)

Location: Plymouth, Devon

Home colours: Green shirts, green shorts, green socks

Website: www.pafc.co.uk
Twitter: @only1argyle
Facebook: Plymouth Argyle Football Club
Instagram: @only1argyle
YouTube: Plymouth Argyle

FIRST TEAM

Manager
Name: Derek Adams

Age: 41

Nationality: Scottish

Previous clubs (player): Aberdeen, Burnley, Ross County, Motherwell, Ayr United, Livingston, Ross County

Previous clubs (manager): Ross County (two spells)

Honours (player): Scottish Challenge Cup winner (Ross County, 2005/06)

Honours (manager): Scottish First Division champion (Ross County, 2011/12), Scottish Second Division Champion (Ross County, 2007/08), PFA Scotland Manager of the Year (Ross County, 2011/12)

Key and notable players
Captain: Luke McCormick

Top appearance maker (2016/17): Graham Carey (54)

Top goalscorer (2016/17): Graham Carey (15)

Player of the Year (2016/17): Sonny Bradley

Longest-serving player: Luke McCormick (4 years)

Other notable players: David Fox, Yann Songo’o Ryan Taylor

Last season
League position: 2nd, Sky Bet League Two (W26, D9, L11, P87, GF 71, GA 46)

FA Cup: Round 3

Carrabao Cup: Round 1

Checkatrade Trophy: Group stage

Transfers
In: Lionel Ainsworth (Motherwell), Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City), Ryan Edwards (Morecambe), Jamie Ness (Scunthorpe United), Joel Grant (Exeter City)

Out: Ryan Brunt, Nauris Bulvitis, Jack Calver, Ryan Donaldson, Vincent Dorel, David Ijaha, Ryan Lane, Billy Palfrey, Louis Rooney, Jordan Slew, Connor Smith, Jimmy Spencer, Ben Steer

HISTORY WITH THE DONS
Head to head
Dons wins: 0
Last Dons win: N/A
Biggest Dons win: N/A

Draws: 0
Last draw: N/A

Plymouth wins: 2
Last Plymouth win: 1-0, 25th April 2011
Biggest Plymouth win: 3-1, 18th January 2011

Played for both
Jason Banton, Dominic Blizzard, Jermaine Easter, Tom Flanagan, Kevin Gallen, Tom Hitchcock, Matty Kennedy, Mathias Kouo-Doumbe, Jamie Mackie, Bondz N’Gala, Jason Puncheon, Scott Taylor

2017/18 MATCHES
The Dons will make their first visit to Home Park in six years on Saturday 9th September before entertaining the Pilgrims at Stadium MK on Boxing Day.

Watch the Dons take on Plymouth Arygle at Stadium MK in 2017/18, as well as 22 other Sky Bet League opponents, by becoming a Season Ticket holder.

Adult Season Tickets are priced from just £34.23 a month; over-65s from £22 a month and under-21s from £15.08 a month while under-18s are able to enjoy the full 2017/18 campaign from just £3.06 a month.

The Under-12s go FREE offer also remains, meaning the Club’s youngest supporters can watch all 23 home league matches in 2017/18 for FREE when they become a Young Dons member.

To purchase a Season Ticket visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 200 5343. You can also download an application form and post it to Box Office, Stadium MK, Stadium Way, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST.

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In Focus 2017/18

Doncaster Rovers

Fleetwood Town

Gillingham

Northampton Town

Oldham Athletic

Oxford United

Peterborough United


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