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MATCH PREVIEW: Longest trip of the season at the weekend

We take a look ahead to the Plymouth game

17 October 2019

Plymouth are unbeaten through the month of October as they hold steady just below the play-off places.

Looking to bounce back to League One at the first attempt they've had a good start to the campaign, but will be looking to turn home draws into wins as the season starts to gather pace.

Having kicked things off with two successes at Home Park from their first three league games, you have to look back to 24 August [Walsall, 3-0] to find the last time they won on their own patch.

That shouldn't lead to a feeling of complacency though as they have lost just two games on their own patch.

There's been a fair spread of goals throughout the side, with Callum McFadzean and Ryan Taylor leading the way with three each, and there's two-a-piece from Dominic Telford, Antoni Sarcevic, Joel Grant, Joe Edwards and Will Aimson to add another 10 to the tally.

Plenty of threats, and certain to be another testing game.

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Manager’s thoughts ...

Steven PressleySpeaking ahead of the game manager Steven Pressley said: "We've watched the footage of how they like to play and they're a very good and effective side.

"Ryan [Lowe] has brought some good players in and it looks like they're starting to knit together. We know that this is a game where we will have to do our jobs properly and well because they can dominate possession if you allow them to get into their stride.

"Our away performances have been good recently and we need another one like it on Saturday. I'm sure that will be the case because we know we have a number of fans making what is a mammoth journey to see their team.

"It is a long trip, we can't get away from that, but it's another game to look forward to. We've seen again this week more good signs of improvement and I keep saying that this is an excellent group of players who are desperate to do well for this club.

"If they keep working as hard as they have been I have no doubt that the corner will be turned."

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Head to Head

The sides have met on a total of 39 occasions over the years with a fairly even split of 14 victories to United and 17 to Argyle.

  Carlisle wins Draws Plymouth wins
League 13 8 17
FA Cup 1 0 0
Total 14 8 17

Our last league meeting was at Home Park in March 2017 when Graham Carey and former-Blue Jake Jervis scored first half goals to secure the points for the home side.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

Plymouth were at Brunton Park in the August of that season, and it was the Blues who took the spoils on that occasion as Reggie Lambe bagged the only goal of the game.

Watch the highlights from that game here:

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Man in the middle

Alan YoungOur referee for this game is Mr Alan Young. So far this season he has shown 43 yellow cards and two reds from 11 games.

Now in his second season as a Football League official, it's the first time he's taken charge of a game involving Carlisle United.

Referee - Alan Young
Assistant Referee 1 - Simon Shaw
Assistant Referee 2 - Samuel Ogles
Fourth Official - Justin Amey

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