No Table Talk

ARGYLE take on Plymstock United in the Peninsula League this Saturday and it is a game where something has to give.

Both teams have picked up maximum points so far this season and the Pilgrims have been in rampant goalscoring form, but there are no plans for scrutinising League positions at this early stage of the campaign.

“We will continue with what we’ve been doing and it’s far too early in the season to start talking about League tables,” said Head Coach Kevin Nancekivell.

“The lads have done terrific so far but we’re still finding our feet in this League. We are working hard on the training ground and the objective remains the same: to develop our young professionals, Academy players and the lads from the Community Trust.

“Plymstock United have enjoyed a good start but you can’t really study League positions until at least 10 games are gone because all teams are adjusting to the season, and working out their best systems.

“We just know we’ve got a lot of work to do to keep improving and Plymstock will provide us with another challenge, but we also factor in the conditions because the weather has been horrible this week.

“We always try to play progressive football, irrespective of the conditions, and there are many ways to do that. Our attacking intentions won’t change and I’m delighted to see our forwards scoring goals.

“When it comes to the professionals in our team, such as Louis Rooney, Ryan Lane, Callum Hall, Aaron Bentley and Tyler Harvey, it’s important they show good form whenever they play for us, as this gives them a chance to shine for the manager when he’s thinking about first-team selection.

“Their attitude and application has been first class throughout, which is what we would expect and demand from all our players.”