Call of the Wylde
GREGG Wylde is eager for himself and his Argyle teammates to kick on from their victory over Barnet by picking up another win against Crawley Town.
The Scotsman returned to the starting line-up in the Greens’ 2-1 win over the Bees on Tuesday night, rebounding from falling a goal behind to take an important win in their first of three consecutive games at Home Park.
“We were a bit low to start with,” said Gregg, “but I think their goal kind of helped to lift us.
“The two goals in the second half kind of killed them a wee bit, but they came into it in the last ten [minutes]. Full credit to Barnet: they came here with a game plan and tried to stop us, but I think we overcame that, and we just move on from it.
“I’d been on the bench for the last two games, then I came in on Tuesday night and thought I did alright, so hopefully I can keep my place for Saturday. I think I just need to keep doing what I’m doing in training – the manager sees that.”
Wylde played an integral part in Argyle’s winning goal, bursting down the left wing – as he was encouraged to do by the coaching staff - and cleverly playing in a low cross for Jake Jervis to turn home.
“I saw him [Jervis] pulling out to the edge of the box and I’ve cut it back for him,” said Gregg. “But like I was saying to the lads, he owes me a few!
“The manager spoke to me throughout the week about it, and Brew [assistant manager Craig Brewster] said to me before I went out for the game, just to get at players, and I did that.
“To be fair, we did play quite well up until when they scored. Then we scored, and had a few chances after that, but fair play to Barnet – they hit the bar and hit the post, so we’re just delighted to come away with the three points.”
Those three points took the Greens back up to second in the Sky Bet League 2 table, and whilst Gregg is obviously pleased with Argyle’s start to the campaign, he will not be paying attention to the league table until much later on in the season.
“It’s good to be sitting there,” said Wylde, “but hopefully we’ll be around about there at the end of the season.
“We can’t get carried away with ourselves; Wycombe are top, then you’ve got Accrington Stanley right on our tail as well. At the end of the season we’ll gather our points together, and see where it takes us.
“It’s early doors – we’re in October. We just need to see where it takes us by February or March, and then things will start kicking in, but at the moment we’ve just got to take it one game at a time.”
The next game for Wylde and the lads to focus on is the visit of Crawley on Saturday, and despite their lowly position in the table, the winger is expecting a tough challenge from a side who swept Newport Count aside in a midweek victory.
“They won on Saturday against Newport,” said Gregg, “so they’re coming off of a win, the same as us, so it’ll be a good game. I’m looking forward to it.
“I think it’s harder to play teams at the bottom than it is at the top. They’re all fighting for points at the bottom to stay away from relegation. I think we’re all looking forward to each game as it comes, and Crawley’s going to be difficult on Saturday; they’re coming back from a win on Tuesday night against Newport.”