Reasons to be Cheerful - Oxford

FIRST meets third on Tuesday evening as Argyle take on Oxford United. Haden Tye discusses our causes for optimism...

History Makers
Argyle have had a superb start to the season; victory over Accrington Stanley moved the Pilgrims on to 29 points. That made this campaign the most successful at this stage in over 80 years - read this for more detail on our incredible start.

Unbeaten in Seven
Argyle are on a run of seven league games unbeaten, or eight games in all competitions. Impressively, the Pilgrims have won their last four league games and sit on top of the table by three clear points. Over the seven game unbeaten run, Argyle have won three home fixtures, and two away fixtures, with one draw at home and one away.

Four in Four
After a bit of slow start to the season in comparison to his last campaign, Reuben Reid has hit form again and has scored four goals in his last four games. Reuben scored the opener against Crawley, a double to see off Notts County and the winner against Accrington Stanley on Saturday. His four recent goals have meant he is equal with Jake Jervis as Argyle's top league scorer so far for this campaign, with six.

Halfway There
On October 20, the date of tomorrow's game, Argyle have won 11 out of their previous 20 fixtures on that day. Argyle have beaten Rochdale 3-1 in 2012, Coventry 1-0 in 2007, Mansfield 3-0 in 2001, Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1 in 1998 and Rotherham 1-0 in 1998, to name a few. In the Pilgrims last five fixtures on this date, they have won four out of five, with defeat to Bristol City in 2009 their only loss.