Steady As She Goes
DESPITE a postponement and poor weather, Curtis Nelson knows Argyle are fully prepared to return to action against Mansfield Town on Saturday.
Heavy wind and downpours caused the Pilgrims’ first postponed game of the season last weekend against Yeovil Town, but whilst Storm Imogen has wreaked havoc in the South West, Argyle have used facilities across Plymouth to ensure their training regime remains on track.
“It was quite late,” said Nelson of the postponement. “In an ideal world you’d have wanted it [to be called off] before we traveled, but it is what it is. We were ready to play the game, but it got called off before we left the hotel.
“It hasn’t affected us at all. We’re training as normal every day. We’ve got MarJon, Devonport High School and other places we can train.”
All of that preparation will be needed to see off a Mansfield side this weekend that are rapidly climbing the League 2 table, now sitting in fourth. With 29 league games played, though, Nelson has captained his side against oppositions with vastly different styles and confidence levels, coming out on top more often than not.
“You can’t discount any team in the league,” said Curtis. “If you put the wins together, you’re going to be up there at some point. We’ll go through what they’re about today and tomorrow, and go for the three points on Saturday.
“[It will be] a tough game – I don’t think I would expect anything different from any other team in the league, but it’s up to us to go out and win.”