No Guarantees

CAPTAIN Curtis Nelson has dismissed any thoughts that the Pilgrims have only to turn up for Saturday's FA Cup tie against non-league AFC Fylde to guarantee a place in the second round.

Argyle welcome the Vanarama Conference North side to Home Park, where the Greens have conceded just two Sky Bet League 2 goals all season, as well as knocking League 1 Swindon out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

However, Curtis and his team-mates are taking nothing for granted. 

“Every game is a tough game and no team that plays us is going to be a pushover,” he said, “whether they are League 1, League 2 or non-league.” 

Fylde were hugely successful last season, winning the treble of the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy, Northern Premier League Challenge Cup, and promotion to the Conference North through the play-offs.

Riding high in Vanarama Conference North, and taking some impressive cup scalps so far this season including a 4-3 win away win against King’s Lynn Town in the final qualifying round, Fylde will not be short of confidence.

While recognising Fylde’s form and their potential threat, Nelse sees a degree of justifiable self-belief around the club at present. 

“I don’t know a great deal about them,” he said, “but the most important thing is how we play on the day. We would be happy to play anyone at home, even away, at the moment, considering the confidence of the team is quite high. There is a good vibe about the place.”