Michael Jolley Pre-Plymouth Argyle Press Conference

Grimsby Town manager Michael Jolley says his side can call on their 3-1 win over Exeter City in Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two clash with Plymouth Argyle (3pm).

The Mariners make the near 700-mile round trip as they face Ryan Lowe’s side, who are currently 10th-place in the league table, at Home Park this weekend.

Town have already made a mammoth journey this season, travelling more than 600 miles as they beat high-flying Exeter City 3-1 at St James Park.

And Jolley hopes his side can use the experience of inflicting the Grecians’ first league defeat of the season to their advantage in this weekend’s game against the Pilgrims.

Speaking on iFollow Mariners, he said: “We want to try and pick up as many points as we can.

“Plymouth away is a tough task for any team, but we have the mind-set that we can go there and get three points.

“We obviously did that at Exeter when they were top of the table so we know the journey down to Devon well, and we’re looking forward to the game.

“In terms of the logistics we’ve got a similar set-up to Exeter in terms of how we’ll approach the game.


“It’s worth reminding ourselves that that game against Exeter wasn’t too long ago.

“And we need to have the same mentality that we can go there with our shoulders back and really show that we can play some good football.

“If I reflect back, the Mansfield game – we really ought to have taken the minimum of one point from the match.

“Stevenage our second-half performance was good, but our first-half performance wasn’t.

“And Leyton Orient we had an off-day, so we’ve had a series of games where we haven’t delivered our better performances.

“If we can deliver a performance that’s towards the top-end of our scale then we give ourselves a good chance.”

And Jolley expects Plymouth to be raring to go, following their 4-0 defeat to Exeter in the Devon derby last weekend.


He said: “Ryan Lowe got promoted last year, and did a really good job to do that.

“And he’s got a really talented group of players at Plymouth.

“And I’m certain that come the end of April, when the season finishes, Plymouth are going to be in the top positions – whether that’s in the promotion or the play-off positions.

“We expect a big reaction from them, and we know what’s facing us.”

Max Wright is expected to return to full training next week, while Luke Hendrie will be out for another three weeks.


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