Cometh The Conor

FOLLOWING his two-match suspension, Argyle skipper Conor Hourihane is available for selection ahead of Tuesday’s crucial trip to Chesterfield.

The Irishman is keen to break back into the squad after his two-game absence for the 2-0 home win over Cheltenham and the heartbreaking 1-0 defeat at Burton.

“I don’t like sitting in the stands and not being able to help out the lads,” said Conor.

“The lads did very well against Cheltenham – I watched that one – but I can’t really comment on the Burton game because I wasn’t there myself.”

Instead, he followed the game via the internet.

He said: “It was frustrating. I was hoping they would hold out for a point, but it wasn’t to be.”

Conor, who has missed only four games this season, thinks that Argyle are on the very brink of securing their football league status, going into their last three matches – Rotherham, at home on Saturday, and Rochdale, away seven days later, complete their 2012-13 fixtures – on 49 points.

Conor said: “Three games left now; if we get a couple more points, I’m sure we will be ok.

“We can’t hold out for draws because that just ends up in disaster. I reckon, if we get a win [at Chesterfield] or on Saturday, we will be alright. I can’t really see us going down on 52 points.

“We obviously don’t want it go down to the last day because then anything can happen.

“A win tomorrow will be a big step towards safety.”

“It’s a crucial game and we definitely need to pick something up with it to get momentum for the last two games.”