Reasons to be Cheerful - Yeovil v Argyle
WE take our regular pre-game look at why we should be optimistic about our prospects. This time, Yeovil Town are under the microscope...
Ryan Brunt, Brunt, Brunt
Argyle’s 6’ 1” forward has been back amongst the goals for the Pilgrims, scoring three times in his last two games. Or, if you prefer, eight in 12. Ryan hit a brace against Mansfield, in a 3-0 victory, and scored the opener against Crawley last Saturday. When Yeovil and Argyle met at Home Park on Boxing Day, Brunty's goal was the difference between the teams.
Doing the Double
The Boxing Day win against the Glovers was Argyle's third 1-0 victory of the season. They are yet to win by that margin on the road - curiously, all nine of Argyle's away wins have been either 2-0 or 2-1. If Argyle take all three points home from Huish Park on Tuesday, then it will mean the Pilgrims will have done the double over Yeovil. Argyle have currently done the double over two teams this season; Carlisle United and Newport County.
Four Out of Five
The Pilgrims have won four of their last five games on February 23; the date of our trip to Yeovil. Argyle’s four victories have been against Brighton and Hove Albion, Chester City, Kidderminster Harriers and Burnley. The only defeat of the last five games on this date was the latest game; a 1-0 loss in 2013 at Northampton.
Impressively, on the road, Argyle have not lost in eight games. Northampton Town are the only team in the league to boast of more points on the road with two points more than the 31 Argyle have taken, out of 15 games.