Right Back At It

KELVIN Mellor is delighted that Argyle have a chance to quickly right a few wrongs.

On Saturday, the Sky Bet League 2-leading Pilgrims were knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup by a fired-up Carlisle side who never looked like relinquishing the 2-0 lead they had attained by half-time. 

This Tuesday, just three days after a cup exit at the first stage, they have a chance to move into the last eight of a separate competition. 

Millwall are the visitors in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Area Quarter-final, with Argyle a theoretical three games away from a Wembley appearance. 

Kelvin is welcoming of a chance for he and his team-mates to put the Carlisle loss behind them, and get back to winning ways. 

“I think that [the fast turn-around] is a good thing, really,” said Kelvin. Just straight into the new game, its 0-0 so we will just keep going.

“It’s against a decent opposition - they’re a league above us - so it’ll be a test, but hopefully things stay together and we can get the result.”

The loss against Carlisle was only Argyle’s fifth in 20 league and cup matches this season. Compared with 13 wins that have seen Argyle progress through two round of the JPT and hit the summit of League 2, Kelvin sees the Carlisle result as an anomaly, rather than the beginning of a pattern. 

He said: “As a team performance I thought it was poor, but we can’t beat ourselves up too much—we’ve had a good start to the season and just need to get back to our winning ways; to keep it together. 

“You can’t be [too despondent about a loss], as a team we’ve played well but we’ve just got to get over it and look forward to the next game.    

“The manager is doing something right; good on players for getting nominated (for player of the month) and the manager getting his rewards.  

“I mean, we’re top of the league - we must be doing something right.”

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