Schumacher talks up in-form Plymouth

Schumacher talks up in-form Plymouth

Plymouth Argyle are the form team in League One and they will be looking to extend their winning run to seven matches when they visit Ipswich Town on Saturday afternoon (Ipswich 5/6, Draw 13/5, Plymouth 18/5 – Match Result).

The top three teams in League One are not in action this weekend, which has handed fourth-placed Plymouth (4/1 to be promoted) the chance to not only further consolidate their playoff place, but also move to within touching distance of the automatic promotion positions.

Confidence should certainly be high with the Pilgrims camp, as not only have they won six matches in a row, but they have kept cleansheets in all of those games.

A trip to Portman Road to take on playoff-chasing Ipswich now awaits and boss Steven Schumacher, who succeeded Ryan Lowe in the Home Park dugout back in December, is certainly feeling upbeat ahead of the fixture.

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“I think everyone can be quite pleased with how March has gone so far, six wins, six clean sheets on the bounce is an unbelievable achievement,” Schumacher told the club website.

“We knew we needed to pick up a lot of points, as many points as possible because the run-in is going to be hard. We’re all excited with the games ahead now.”

That is one of six matches taking place in League One on Saturday, with another of the playoff contenders, Sheffield Wednesday, set to host Cheltenham Town in an eye-catching clash at Hillsborough (Sheff Wed 8/15, Draw 16/5, Cheltenham 11/2 – Match Result).

There will also be 11 matches taking place in League Two, with arguably the pick of those fixtures coming from St James Park where second-placed Exeter City will play host to third-bottom Stevenage, who will have Steve Evans in the dugout for the first time (Exeter 5/6, Draw 13/5, Stevenage 7/2 – Match Result).

Stevenage are not the only struggling side with a new manager in place, as Barrow, who sit a place and three points above the Boro, appointed Phil Brown following the sacking of Mark Cooper earlier this week.

Former Hull City boss Brown will be in charge for the first time when Barrow visit Leyton Orient in another of the day’s standout matches in the fourth tier (Leyton Orient 11/10, Draw 23/10, Barrow 11/4 – Match Result).

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Author: Lucas Carlson