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Conor Wants High Quality at HQ

26 February 2014

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ARGYLE skipper Conor Hourihane knows the Pilgrims need to reproduce their sparkling away form back at Home Park if they are to pursue their play-off dreams.

Conor led Argyle to a third successive away win – the first time that has been achieved by a Pilgrims sides since August 2004 – with a thumping 4-0 win at Fleetwood on Tuesday night.

The captain set the seal on a magnificent victory with the fourth goal, direct from a free-kick, after Reuben Reid, Luke Young and Max Blanchard had scored. Now, he wants to continue the momentum when Morecambe visit Home Park this weekend.

“Credit to the lads, it’s a great win, beyond our wildest dreams,” said Conor. “We’d have come up here and taken anything but to win 4-0 is a great result.

“We’ve always played decent away from home. Obviously, people speak of our home form being not the best but our away form...we seem to maybe play with a bit of confidence and go out with no fear and pass the ball about, and it seems to work for us.

“We’ve mentioned, in the dressing-room, that, after these good away wins, we need to start winning home games now. Fingers crossed that it starts with Morecambe on Saturday now.

“We’ve still have eyes on the play-offs. That’s all our aims. That’s what we are pushing for, but we need to be wining in front of our home crowd because that’s really important.”

The skipper was pleased he led from the front at Fleetwood with a stunning direct free-kick.

“I’m delighted to get a goal,” he said. “I see players getting on the scoresheet week in week out and I want to get on it as much as I can, so scoring tonight really topped it off.

“It gets yourself out there as a goalscoring midfielder. I want to improve my game and get a few more.”

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