GRAHAM Carey is looking forward to the prospect of...
...playing against Yeovil Town on Saturday, and believes the Greens can overcome their opponents’ recent resurgence.
Argyle play their 30th Sky Bet League 2 game away to the Glovers on Saturday, who sit 21st in the table. However, under new manager Darren Way, the Somerset club have recorded two wins and two draws in their last four games, and could well prove to be a stiffer test than their position suggests – something of which Graham is fully aware.
“It’s a tough game, all away games are tough - we found that out against teams like Dagenham and York,” he said.
“Down there [at the bottom of the table], they’re fighting for their lives and we’re fighting for different things, so sometimes these things even each other out. It’s going to be a tough game; we just need to win the battle first, which sometimes we haven’t done this season.
“We’re honest as players - we know we can’t always outplay teams, which, obviously, we want to do; sometimes you’ve got to battle. In December, we had a run of tough games and we did that. We battled it out and we got the victories and hopefully we can do that on Saturday.
The Pilgrims currently hold the best away record in the division, and another victory on their travels this weekend would see them maintain a promotion challenge that not everyone expected to see at the beginning of the campaign.
“We started [the season] at a great pace and there’s no reason why we can’t keep that," said Graham. "Luckily, our away form is quite good and we enjoy playing away from home. We’re fully confident of getting the results and hopefully finish in the top three.
"We just need to learn to play in a different way sometimes. Away from home, it suits us because teams come out and we can counter-attack, which we like to do. It might be different because they’re down the bottom of the table but, when we’ve gone away, teams have left gaps. With the pace and power of our team, it suits us to counter-attack teams.
“I don’t think anyone thought we’d be up there [at the top of the league] but we didn’t surprise ourselves; that’s the goal we set ourselves. We won’t go anywhere looking for a draw, that’s the good thing about this team, the staff and the manager as well - he always looks for three points.
“There are some good sides in this division but I think we’re up there with most of them, it not the best team in the league, and there’s no reason why we can’t show that.”