HIRAM Boateng is looking for Argyle to bounce back from...
...their defeat to Stevenage by “getting one over” on their play-off opponents last season: Wycombe Wanderers.
The 19-year old midfielder, on loan from Crystal Palace, maintained his record of starting every game for the Pilgrims so far this season at the Lamex Stadium, where Argyle’s excellent start to the campaign was scuppered slightly by a 2-1 loss to the Boro.
Hiram and the lads have had a clear week to break down their performance last weekend, and he expects the team to respond positively from that setback at Adams Park on Saturday.
He said: “We’ve had time to watch back the game, see what we did wrong and see some of the positives, as well.
“It’s not about the setback: it’s about how you come back from it, so I feel as though we’ve got to bounce back on Saturday and show people what we can do again.
“It’s definitely important for us to bounce back and show that it was just a minor setback. I feel as though everyone’s kept strong mentally, and there’s still been that team unity in the group. I feel that we can bounce back and become stronger.”
Argyle certainly have a point to prove in their upcoming game, not only because of their aim to get back to winning ways. Returning to the scene of their Sky Bet League 2 play-off semi-final loss last season, and with the Green Army behind them once more, Hiram knows full well the significance of getting the right result against Gareth Ainsworth’s side.
“A lot of the lads want to get one over them after last season – even myself,” he said.
“I watched those games last season and saw how it panned out so I obviously want to help get one over Wycombe. I think it’ll be a tough game, but we can definitely come out on top.
“Wherever we go, it seems like we have a good following. That plays a very important role in our performances.
“When you have that 12th man pushing you and supporting you and the end of games, or when you need to get back into games, it does definitely help. We need that throughout the season.”