More Of That

ARGYLE forward Lewis Alessandra is keen to ensure that recent success at Home Park is maintained.

John Sheridan’s men have have picked up 13 out of a possible 15 points in October, but Alessandra believes there’s still room for improvement.

With only one loss at home this campaign, the Pilgrims are building an enviable home record. So much so, that Lewis is keen that they continue to gain three points whenever they can at Home Park.

“I couldn’t take a draw against anyone here," he said.

“We’re not stupid - we know we’re not going to win every game - but we want to be winning and picking up as many points as possible here.

“If you want to go anywhere and get promoted, then you’ve got to be winning your home games”.

Argyle have won their last four home games in a row, picking up wins against Hartlepool, Shrewsbury and Carlisle in Sky Bet League 2, and have knocked out Swindon Town in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Perhaps the third largest average home attendance in the division and Argyle's home record go hand in hand; Alessandra feels that the fanbase and the players have a special connection, with in PL2 or on the road.

Lewis said that “I think they’ve been really good this year.

“They’ve been good, we’ve been good, and it’s just bounced off each other. The support the other night; a wet cold Tuesday night at a little ground (AFC Wimbledon), I think there was 800 odd there. For this league it’s tremendous."

Not only will the Green Army have to travel to Coventry on November 12, but there is a 50-50 chance of another trip coming up. Monday evening will see the first round draw of this season's FA Cup.

Alessandra admits that the league is his main concern, but he is looking forward to the possibility of drawing a big Premier League team, if Argyle can progress to the third round.

“I’m looking forward to it," said Lewi. "The big thing is to try and get to the third round, just to try and hopefully get a premiership team and try and pit your wits against some of the best players in the country.

“The main concern is the league, but we know the draw is Monday.

“It’s all about the next game which is our league game, and we’re trying to climb the table further.”