HOME is not where the heart is for Argyle at the moment, and that is baffling young captain Conor Hourihane.The Pilgrims’ 1-0 defeat by Oxford was their seventh from 17 games this season, where they have won only four times.
“It’s a strange one,” said Conor, 22. “Home Park is not going well for us at the moment, but we have to keep going and, hopefully, it might turn around.
“We’re all disappointed. The form at home hasn’t been good enough, especially in front of your own fans when you want them to be on your side.”
More than 7,000 – a phenomenal crowd for League 2 – saw Oxford’s James Constable plunge Argyle back into the relegation mire.
Although there are two tough away games at Northampton and fellow relegation-troubled Wimbledon before they return home to play Barnet, Conor hopes the Pilgrims can use their time on the road to rebuild their confidence.
He said: “I don’t know what happens to us when we’re at home. I can’t put my finger on it.
“We need the fans. At half-time, they booed us off, and I think we probably deserved that because we were crap. The home form hasn’t been good enough.
“When you get on a nice little run, people start coming back, which is nice, but, then, when you lose in front of them, it’s a bit disappointing.
“Away fans see the away games, when we play well. It’s confusing, to be honest with you.
“Hopefully, the next two away games, we’ll put in good performances because we play well away from home.
“I guarantee that next week against Northampton, we will play well. Whether we’ll win or not, I don’t know, but I guarantee we will play well.”