We Meet Again

PAUL Sturrock was the man who signed Carl Fletcher for Argyle, but knowing the intricate details of a Luggy team-talk will not benefit the current Argyle boss this weekend.

Sturrock returns to Home Park on Saturday with his Southend United squad containing three ex-Pilgrims, a fact that Carl believes will add a bit of spice to the fixture.

Fletch said: “We’re really looking forward to the game and there are a lot of connections with Paul [Sturrock] and Graham [Coughlan].

“Things change – team-talks change pretty much every week, as do styles of play.

“It’s been a little while since Paul was the manager down here so I don’t think it gives us any real advantage.”

The Shrimpers come into the game on the back of five wins from their last six games but, as usual, Carl will only be focused on what his side have to offer.

He said: “In any game you play, if a team are going to do well against you, you want them to earn that, rather than making it easier for them.

“If they’re that good – if they work hard, do the right things and are better than you – then you have to hold your hands up, but you don’t want to give them any encouragement.”