Defiant Branston

ARGYLE are not going to lose their Football League status.

Not, that is, if Guy Branston has anything to do with it.

The Pilgrims’ no-nonsense centre-back issued a rallying cry to his team-mates after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Northampton saw them sink to the bottom of npower League 2.

“It’s bitter,” said Guy, reflecting on the defeat. “As any footballer will tell you, a loss lasts longer than a win.

“It hurts me even if I consider getting relegated, because I have never been relegated before. I’m proud of that.

“I have worked very hard for that record and I don’t want to lose it this season.”

Brano has added some steel to an Argyle defence that has conceded just three goals in their last five games.

However, they have managed to win only once in that spell – Saturday’s defeat was the second 1-0 reverse in succession –  and that is something the Pilgrims will have to address before playing relegation rivals Wimbledon on Tuesday.

“I thought we did very well against a really good side,” said Brano. “They are near the top of the table for a reason – they are organised; compact; hard to break down.

“The lads are gutted. A clean sheet would have set us up for a good game on Tuesday.

“It’s make or break, these games now. There’s no messing about – we have got to score goals.

“We have to be positive. We have got o go out and score goals and win.”