Andy's Motivation

ANDRES Gurrieri has said that the draw for the next round of the FA Cup with Budweiser adds extra motivation to Tuesday night’s replay against Port Vale.

Argyle will face Brighton and Hove Albion in the fourth round if they can progress through a replay, forced after a thrilling 2-2 draw at Vale Park.

“It’s a great motivation to play against Brighton,” said Andres. “They are a good team and if we get through it’s not impossible to beat them.

“But we have to focus on this game. We can’t say it’s already done because it isn’t

“The team atmosphere is good, we feel more motivated and together. We have to carry on with the good Christmas we had and push on.”

After featuring intermittently in the opening weeks of the season, Gurrieri was recalled for the 5-0 thrashing of Lincoln City in the first round of the FA Cup, and has been in the side ever since.

This period has seen the arrivals at various times of Caolan Lavery. Tope Obadeyi, Jason Banton and Nathan Thomas, but the popular Argentine has maintained his spot with a series of good performances.

At Vale, he posed a constant threat, and his shot against the post in the dying moments nearly won the tie for Argyle outright.

“I am happy with my performances and the team’s,” said Andres “We are playing really well as a team and we’re getting results which are important. I am looking to see what I can do better and when I can do something different to improve the team. I’m always working on my weak sides."