1. ITV Report

Pilgrims hope to continue their journey up the Football League

Plymouth Argyle are hoping that a raft of new signings can help the club as they prepare for the season ahead.

The team plays Peterborough this Saturday as they try to kick off their return to League One with a positive result.

Last season's promotion saw jubilant scenes. Credit: ITV West Country

As well as gaining promotion last season, the Pilgrims also reached the third round of the FA Cup and forced a replay against Premier League giants Liverpool.

Plymouth will be boosted by the fact that number 10 Graham Carey has signed a new two-year contract.

Several other clubs including Sheffield United were linked with a move for the Irish midfielder.

goals Graham Carey scored last season
Graham Carey has penned a two-year deal. Credit: ITV West Country

Carey has been an important playmaker for Plymouth and was instrumental in helping the club to secure promotion.

He says that in the end it was a simple decision to stay.

Over the past 13 years Plymouth have spent 6 seasons in the Championship and 6 in League Two.

Fans will be hoping the players can use this experience to secure promotion.

Some players have a lot of experience in Leagues One and Two Credit: ITV West Country

As well as the football league veterans in the team, Argyle have made 8 new signings.

Oscar Threlkeld who signed for the club a year ago says he knows the pressure to have an impact and will do all he can to support the new arrivals.

Coming in as a new lad I didn't know anyone but from when I came in all the boy have settled me in really well and hopefully now I can do that with the new players coming in.

– Oscar Threlkeld
Oscar Threlkeld says the team will bond quickly with the new signings. Credit: ITV West Country

More than 1,000 fans are expected to make the trip to London to watch Plymouth's first match of the season.

Peterborough v Plymouth Argyle, Saturday 5th August, ABAX Stadium, 3pm kick off