Talking Points

WITH only three games remaining of Argyle’s Sky Bet League 2 campaign, the debate is on regarding how many points it will take to finish in the top seven.

Currently occupying seventh position and three points clear in the race for the play-offs, Argyle hold their destiny in their own hands as they travel to face Carlisle United on Saturday. Performance manager John Harbin thinks he knows how many points will be required between now and the end of the season - and would like the Pilgrims to accrue those points before the final game of the season at Shrewsbury Town on May 2. 

John said: “By my estimation - and everyone’s got different estimations - four points will get us in, so it’s a win and a draw from three games.

“We set a points target at the start of the year of 72 but having looked at it I think 70 will get us in, which means five points. I said four earlier on, but that’s four and the goal difference, and that goal difference is worth a point to us. Nobody is going to catch that, that’s one thing we know, and that’s to the credit of both the defence and the attack. 

“I predicted two months ago that our play-off ambitions will be decided in our last home game and that we won’t need anything from Shrewsbury.”