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Tough as an Ox

19 October 2015

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JUST like Saturday’s home game against Accrington, Argyle defender Peter Hartley is expecting a tough encounter at Oxford United on Tuesday, when top visits third in Sky Bet League 2.

There the similarity will end, however. Peter and his team-mates might not have been 100% on their game in the 1-0 win over Accrington, but the Argyle vice-captain believes a couple of days and a different venue will make a vital difference.

“It will be just as tough but I think we’ll play a lot better,” he said. “You have seen what we are like away from home – we have got a cracking record. We have kept two clean sheets in a row now and I want three.

“It’s all about recovery. You have got to write [Accrington] off. I’ll look at what I have done badly but then I’ll brush that to one side and I’ll look at my positives in the game. We kept a clean sheet, as a team, and I’ll just build my confidence through that. 

“In my opinion, we are the best team in the league – we didn’t show it [against Accrington], but we are – and we have got to pick up points in every game we play. We are going to Oxford looking to win the game, not draw, and I think we are more than capable of doing that.

“One of our biggest strengths is as a team is our togetherness, because we have got a small squad, and our counter-attack play is probably the best in the league. I think you see that in away games.

“We have got a lot of pace in the team. When you play away from home, it’s generally the home team that dictates the game. We just sit in and catch [opponents] on the break and have got the likes of Gregg Wylde, Craig Tanner and Graham Carey who pick up great positions and, if we can find them with a decent pass, we can kill teams off.”



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