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Torquay United to play Portsmouth in JPT

Ties to be played in the first week of September.

Torquay United have been drawn at home to Portsmouth in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

The fallen giants, who were FA Cup winners in 2008, now find themselves playing in League Two after several seasons of financial turmoil.

Exeter City also have a home tie against Wycombe Wanderers, while Plymouth Argyle will travel up the M5 to play Cheltenham Town.

The games will be played in the first week of September.

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Home Park plans 'could lead to 1,000 new jobs'

Proposed new approach to Home Park. Credit: Akkeron Group

Plymouth could receive a major jobs boost as the re-development of Home Park comes a step closer. Plans for the £50 million scheme have now been submitted to Plymouth City Council.

It includes an ice rink, multiplex cinema, a hotel, and a new grandstand for Plymouth Argyle. It is estimated over 600 construction worker jobs would be needed during the two-year build. 400 extra roles are envisaged once facilities are complete.

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Plymouth Argyle holds cheerleading auditions

Plymouth Argyle is auditioning for cheerleaders this morning (Saturday 1 June). The club says it has seen a high level of interest and is therefore adding a second audition as well - Saturday 8 June.

It is looking for 'talented dancers and athletic performers' aged 16 or over. They will be required to entertain the Home Park crowd on match days and represent the club in the local community.

McCormick re-sign: Plymouth Argyle statement

Luke has advised us that, as part of the deal, he will donate a significant sum of money and give his time to support a local children's charity.

– Plymouth Argyle

Although Luke made a dreadful mistake with unthinkable consequences, he has served his time and is totally remorseful.

While I respect others who have alternative views, from a moral standpoint, the Board and I think Luke is entitled to rehabilitation.

John Sheridan wanted to sign him and the club is totally supportive of that.

– James Brent, Argyle chairman
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