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Skipper Stays Focused

31 March 2013

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ARGYLE will not be resting on their laurels as they go after a fourth successive league victory for the first time for five seasons at York on Easter Monday.

So says Pilgrims’ skipper Conor Hourihane, who had possibly his finest game in a Green shirt in Saturday’s 1-0 home victory over Exeter City on Saturday.

Central midfielder Conor, 22, led by example as the Pilgrims maintained their record of not having their colours lowered in a Home Park Devon Expressway Derby for 20 years.

It was a third league win in a row for John Sheridan’s resurgent side, which kept them ahead of fellow strugglers York, in front of a League 2 seasonal high crowd of 13,251.

“That’s something I’ve never seen before in my career,” said Conor. “The fans were terrific, the atmosphere was brilliant, and to get three points was massive for us.

“It’s nice to savour the moment, but we have to look forward to York on Monday.

“It’s another massive game, a six-pointer – go up there and get a result and we can see light at the end of the tunnel.

“We’re still not there yet. We’ve got 46 points. It’s still not enough. Another couple of wins and we’ll be out of it.

“I’m sure we’ll be fine. There’s a good spirit among the lads.

“Three wins in a row is huge at this time of the season. It’s a big plus for us. You couldn’t dream of it.”

Of his own improving form, Conor said: “I play every game and see how it goes.

“I probably played well today but I felt, when John Sheridan came in, the first five or six games he was here, I probably didn’t do myself great justice.

“But, in the last four of five games, I’ve started picking up my performances again and it’s time I did that because we need 11 men out there who are on top of their game.”


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