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16 December 2016

ARGYLE have got the squad to beat anyone in Sky Bet League Two and go on to win the league this season, according to midfielder Connor Smith.

The Pilgrims regained their position at the top of League Two with a 2-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers, who topped the table going into the match.

 

Argyle came into the game against Doncaster on the back of three straight defeats in the league, which saw them knocked off the top of the table, against Grimsby, Barnet and Morecambe.

 

“We’ve got a few players who have the experience of winning promotion from this league - that is massive,” said Connor.  

 

“We want to avoid the play-offs. We are looking to stay in the top three, but obviously we want to win the league.

 

“We know we have got the quality to go on big runs and get good results all season. We have got players on the bench who can easily come in and not weaken the side.

 

“Strength in depth is a good thing and hopefully that will get us through at the end of the season.”

 

Speaking on the result last Saturday, Smith said: “It’s a massive result. We started the season with consecutive defeats and went on a run, so hopefully after the period that we have just had, we can go on another big run.”

 

The Christmas period is always a busy one and sees the Pilgrims having to play five fixtures in the space of 17 days, starting with a trip to Accrington this weekend.

 

“Accrington is a tough place to go,” said Connor. “They are a decent side and very physical. I know that they are struggling this season but we know the qualities that they have and of course it’s going to be a very tough game.

 

“We’ll go up there and dig in, it won’t be a pretty game but we’ll hopefully go up there and get three points.”

 

As for the Christmas period, Smith believes that the Argyle squad will cope just fine with the amount of games to be played.

 

“We want to be top all season. It’s good to look at the halfway point of the season and be top of the league. It’s a good place to start and then hopefully we can kick on again after Christmas.

 

“It can be challenging but we have a group of lads who want to play every game and we have the strength in depth of the squad, which is massive too. We have players who can come on if people are tired. We should be able to deal with the fixtures over Christmas.”

 


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