A VICTORY against visitors Cambridge United in Sky Bet League 2 this weekend would mark the Pilgrims’ third win in a week.
Having seen off Accrington Stanley with a dogged 1-0 win at Home Park last Saturday, Argyle extended their good form with an impressive performance against high-flying Wycombe Wanderers, notching two goals in the process.
The much-needed six points has lifted the Greens back into the League 2 play-off positions for the first time since the 1-0 home defeat against Luton Town on January 17, and while the Green Army are certainly optimistic of a win this weekend, Argyle manager John Sheridan was keen to highlight the threat Cambridge will pose.
“They’re a strong team,” said John. “A lot of teams are very similar in this division; you've got to be wary of every team. Anyone can beat anyone.
“People talk about Accrington and say they’re not a good team, but they are. They went and proved that by beating Oxford and I thought they did well against us. It doesn’t matter where you are in the league.
“You've got to be wary of every team on their day, and I’ll be wary of Cambridge this weekend. But we've got back to winning ways and we've got to carry on the form we've shown of late. It was a very good performance against Wycombe, our second clean sheet (in a week), and we've got to go into this game believing we’re going to get three points.”
Prior to last Saturday, the Pilgrims had not managed to record a win in eight games and the boss conceded confidence had dipped in recent weeks.
“It is hard when you’re losing games and the confidence goes,” he said.
“You could see in the Accrington game, we were on edge a little bit and the fans were, too. But we've gone to a team who were top of the table and I thought we deserved the win. We looked a real good side against them and hopefully, it’ll give us some confidence.
“Cambridge will be a tough game. People will probably expect us to go on and win, but it’ll be very tough. We’re at home and I expect us to go out on Saturday and put on a good performance and get the three points.
“At this stage of the season, where you are and what position we’re in, we know how vital the points are. The performances are not the be-all-and-end-all; it’s about getting three points from each game and that’s what we’ll try and do.”