NEW Argyle defender Drew Talbot has high ambitions for his loan spell a Home Park, with one target on his mind – promotion.
Drew, 28, who has joined the Pilgrims on loan from Chesterfield until the end of the season, has already been part of a promoted side twice, and is looking for his hat-trick under John Sheridan, his manager last time the promotion corks were popping.
“I wouldn’t have wanted to go to a team that would have been struggling,” he said, as the Pilgrims prepared to host Cambridge United at Home Park on Saturday. “I don’t think it would have benefited me that much. It’s always nice be chasing.”
Following a winless seven-game streak, the Pilgrims have notched successive victories in the space of four days – against Accrington at Home Park last weekend and at high-flying Wycombe on Tuesday – they are eyeing a nine-point week to fully reignite their promotion drive.
Drew said: “I have been here before. If we can get three or four wins, we’re right back in it, and other people will start to get nervous – at Chesterfield, we were 18 points clear and we only won the league by four points. When someone is chasing you, and they’re doing well, you do feel the pressure, so it’s up to us now to put that fear into people and let them know that we’re coming.
“We’re full of confidence from the last two games and hopefully we can continue that.”
That confidence was plain for all to see at Wycombe, who were handed only a fourth defeat of the season by the resurgent Green Machine, with Drew laying on the opening goal of the 2-0 win for Lewis Alessandra.
“We knew they were going to be a good team,” he said. “We had a meeting beforehand and said that they were extremely fit and that they were going to give us a game for the full 90 minutes, and the minimum requirement [was] to match them.
“Luckily, we managed to get a couple of goals and they had maybe the better of the ball in the second half, but we never felt like we were under too much pressure, really. We saw out the game really well.
“They’re the results that you look back on if you’re up there at the end of the season and think that’s where you maybe you earned your chance to go up. All in all, it was a great performance and I’m just happy to be playing, so it’s great.”