Doing What We Do

AFTER a traumatic week for promotion-chasing Burton Albion...

...Argyle captain Curtis Nelson feels there is a great opportunity for the Pilgrims to achieve their first ever victory at the Pirelli Stadium.

Defensively watertight Argyle take on the Brewers, who sit in third position in Sky Bet League 2, in their first game since manager Gary Rowett ended his five-year affiliation with the club to take the reins at struggling Championship outfit Birmingham City.

Having lost the majority of their first-team coaching staff during this week, Albion Academy head Mike Whitlow has taken over in a caretaker role until a successor is appointed. However, regardless of their managerial situation, Burton could still prove to be a formidable opponent having racked up 28 points already this season, only two fewer than table-topping Luton Town. However, with the Brewers having lost their last game away 1-0 to Stevenage it seems Argyle have the chance to extend their six-game unbeaten run.

“It’s probably been a bit manic for them this week,” said the Argyle skipper, “but, at the end of the day, we have got to go there and do what we do, regardless of them having a new manager or not.

“We need to go there and get the three points and keep another clean sheet and just carry on from there. We’ll take it one game at a time.”

This early November clash also provides the chance former Argyle players Alex MacDonald and Damien McCrory to come up against their old team-mates.

Alex had two loan spells at Home Park and Curtis said: “He’s a very hard-working player that is good on the ball and has a really good right foot that provides an effective delivery from set-pieces. We personally know what he is capable of, and obviously we will look to deal with him the best way we can. He is going to be a threat, but I don’t think it’s something we can’t deal with.

“It’ll be good to see a few faces and hopefully we can take three points of them, as well.”