Peninsula Preview - Bude v Argyle

ARGYLE travel to Bude Town for a tough Peninsula League encounter on Wednesday evening against a side currently enjoying a four-match winning run.

The Pilgrim focus will be on picking up a win that would move us seven points clear of Sticker and provide a cushion in second place of Division 1 West.

The wider picture remains developing players in the Academy and Education programme, an objective Head Coach Kevin Nancekivell believes we have achieved.

“The boys are very disciplined, focussed on what they need to do and looking forward to the game,” said Nancekivell. “Bude are on a good run and will be feeling confident. We played them on the opening day and managed to come out with a 4-3 win, but it was a real baptism of fire.

“We’ve seen a difference in all the young players involved in the Peninsula League. They’ve developed physically, we look stronger and they’re better at managing games, compared to the early months of the season.

“I believe that finishing second in the league would ensure promotion but the main aim has always been to produce more rounded players by giving them regular competitive football. It has been a success in the sense that we now have players who are accustomed to playing against different styles of football.”