Conor's Honour

CONOR Hourihane expects to ‘retire’ as Argyle captain this weekend following a three-match spell skippering the Greens.

The 22-year-old Irishman was given the armband by manager Carl Fletcher after its regular wearer, Darren Purse, was suspended for three games following his red card at Fleetwood.

With Pursey available again after serving his ban, Conor is ready to step back into the ranks and hand over the mark of office.

“I think Pursey may come back in and take it off me on Saturday,” he said.

“It will be a bit disappointing, but that was always going to happen. It’s been a great honour for me and I’ve really enjoyed doing it.

“You try to lead by example: have good energy on the pitch, talk to the lads.” 

Leading or otherwise, Conor is determined to get the Pilgrims back to winning ways against York at Home Park this Saturday after a trot of nine matches without a win.

He said: “Seven or eight games ago, we were looking up the table, and now we’re starting to look behind us.

“If we can get three points on Saturday, it will be a big boost for us because there are a lot of games coming up and, if you can get a nice little run in December, it can change the table.

“The performances aren’t bad. We’re conceding some sloppy goals, but we have been working hard in training and are putting some good stuff together.

“Hopefully, on Saturday, it will come our way.”