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Trots Wants to Get Back on the Horse

10 March 2014

NEAL Trotman is looking to get back to winning ways tomorrow after Argyle’s 2-1 loss to Bristol Rovers at the weekend.

Neal feels the club’s fate is entirely in our own hands, as Argyle eye up the points they need to secure a play-off position. He hopes tomorrow’s game against Wycombe can be the platform for another string of good results, and that the side can bounce back from Saturday’s disappointment with a strong and convincing display, hopefully returning three points.

“We just weren’t able to click,” said Neal, of Saturday’s loss. “It was just one of those games and we weren’t able to take the game by the scruff of the neck, but that’s football.

“You could say that about against Barcelona as they got beat as well. I’m not saying we’re Barcelona, just hopefully against Wycombe it will be our day.

“I think we’ve done quite well though. I think we could go a decent run after that. We can’t dwell on Rovers. Obviously no-one likes to get beaten, but we’ve just got to focus on Wycombe and go on another run.

“We’ve got some tough games coming up against Chesterfield and Scunthorpe but we’ll have to see past Wycombe first and see what we can do.”

Trotman feels the competition for places in the side is a big performance booster, with everyone pushing for places and no one wanting to be dropped, even if it does cause John Sheridan a few problems.

When asked of the competition for places being a driving factor, he said: “Definitely, especially with Jason coming back and Marvin coming along. Everyone wants to play and no one wants to be left out; it’s good to have some competition.”

The perennial Sky Bet League2 mantra seems to be that ‘anyone can beat anyone’, but despite the trite nature of the statement, it is rooted in fact.

Says Trots: “Anyone could beat anyone now, but couple of wins and draws may be all we need to go up so it’s in our hands now really.

“Chesterfield lost 3-1 to Accrington so really anything could happen and it’s just up to us to keep the momentum going, especially into the last 12 games.  Obviously we’d like to get into the play-offs but at the moment I think we need to take each game as it comes.

“We’ve got games coming up against teams above us so the balls in our court really so it’s up to us now. We have two games against Scunthorpe and Chesterfield, but we’ve got Wycombe first.

“After Wycombe I’ll be able to talk to you a lot more about that. We’ve just got to concentrate on getting a result tomorrow.”


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