THERE is pressure in football no matter what end of the table you are at, asserts Argyle midfielder Lee Cox…
…but with Argyle in sixth place in Sky Bet League 2, and having won three games in eight days, the pressure is accompanied by the buzz of good performances.
Promotion was the target for John Sheridan this season, and with Argyle sitting in a play-off position, the pressure on his men has already started, but Lee Cox believes there’s a certain element of pressure regardless of seasonal expectations.
With Argyle just missing out on a play-off spot last season, the central midfielder has explained how the players are coping well with the pressure, and how there’s a sense of togetherness in the squad, all wanting to get out of this league.
“There’s pressure on you no matter what,” said Lee. “Whether you’re getting relegated or trying to get promoted.
“That leaves pressure both ways, but there’s a buzz about the players then, and there’s a buzz about the players now.
“You can see it in training, everyone wants to get on with each other, so it’s positive everyday”.
With Lee being promoted three seasons ago with Swindon Town, the 23-year-old knows how to get promoted from this league.
Cox believes that there are several key elements what a team needs to get promoted out of this division.
He said: “When you have that experience of promotion winning sides, you know that it’s consistency that gets you up there, and you know if you can get that to rub off on other players, then you don’t have to worry about it, and you’ll find yourself up the table.
“It’s majorly important if you can stay solid at home, get victories, and get results away from home, then you find yourself up there.”