Defender for Higher

“CONSISTENCY” is the word on everyone’s lips in the Argyle dressing-room at the moment...

...with players admitting that it is crucial for success. 

Defender Kelvin Mellor says that, while everyone at Home Park is relatively happy how things are going this season, the players and management have higher ambition.

“We’re trying to pick up consistency,” he said, on the eve of the Pilgrims’ Sky Bet League 2 visit to Accrington Stanley.

“Obviously winning the game is the main thing and then the good things will come. You have just got to work hard and be prepared to battle against your opponent, and then I think the result will take care of itself.”

Despite Kelvin’s number one trade being a defender, the 23-year-old has developed a pleasing recent habit of reaching higher up the pitch. 

“I feel like I’m meant to push on a bit more than I did when I first started,” he said.

“Obviously, being a defender, defence is the priority, but the attacking bit is a bonus.

“It’s nice to be involved in play, and maybe create something: a chance, or a goal coming from it.”

The summer signing from Crewe has been happy with his ever-present progress in John Sheridan’s side. 

“You play for places in training, and I try to give as much as I can to give me that advantage to get in the starting 11,” he said. “I do my best on the weekend, and I’m really happy with that.”

Kelvin is poised to keep his regular position for Saturday’s away game at Accrington, who, he believes, will be on a high of late, picking up three wins in their last four games, and knocking five goals past Northampton last weekend. 

“Obviously they’re going to go into the game all guns blazing,” he said, “but, then again, we are. So, on the day, hopefully we’ll get the win.”