Bouncing Back

SATURDAY'S home game against Stevenage is the perfect chance to help Argyle forget about Tuesday's defeat to Northampton, says Pilgrim loanee Jordon Forster.

"Ask anyone in football; fans, players, managers, after a defeat it's always good to get a game in the next few days, and that's what we have got," said the 22-year old. "So we have got to put another marker on Saturday, and get the points and a good win and then Tuesday night seems a lot further away then it actually was.

"It will be a really tough game, after the defeat on Tuesday night it is a great opportunity for us to go and lay down a good performance and get three points. If we do that, Tuesday night does not seem as bad of a defeat, and I think that is very important for any team playing a game after a defeat."

Despite arriving on Sunday, Jordon was unavailable for selection against Northampton as he couldn't get international clearance, so Saturday's game against Stevenage will be his first chance to be selected.

"The boys are playing well so I am not going to come in and walk into the team, I will need to work hard. But when I play, I'm a centre-half by trade, I can play right-back and I can do a job there but I like playing centre-half most. 

"I think the fans will soon see, if I manage to play, what they will get from me. I am hard working, I am determined. I do not like losing goals or losing games, I am very focused on winning every week. I am sure all the boys here are [too] but I am sure I can bring a wee bit more to the table."

As he was unavailable to play, Jordon watched Argyle from the stands and felt the Pilgrims were unfortunate not to take anything out of the fixture.

"It was a typical top of the league battle, I don't think it was too pretty, and a couple of mistakes cost us. I think you could tell what type of game it was; it was cagey, it was edgy, people did not want to make mistakes, and didn't want to lose a goal.

"I think if you maybe offered both teams a point at the start of the game they might have took it, and I think it played out that way. I think we did more than enough to get a point if not three and we had our chances. I don't think they caused us much trouble apart from a couple of mistakes."

Jordon had a rough ride with injuries about eight months ago, but he hopes that is behind him. The centre-half believes that it will take him a couple of games to get up to match fitness, although he could play 90 minutes if called upon.

He said: "When the manager first came into Hibs I think I was the only player in the squad to play the first 15 games and then I broke my foot, then came back for a few games and had appendicitis. I had an operation then came back for a few games and then pulled my hamstring. It was about eight to nine months that it was quite tough but that was seven or eight months ago now so it is in the past, and it can stay there.

"I feel fine, obviously it will take a couple of games to get up to match fitness, but my fitness is not a problem, I have played reserve games up in Scotland now and again. After not having played for a while it will take a couple of games to get up to speed, but apart from that I feel brilliant.

"If I was called upon I could play 90 minutes 100%, after the game I am sure I would be quite stiff and sore. I do not think a defender needs to do too much running, so if I was called upon, 90 minutes would not be a problem."

After playing his youth days with Celtic, then moving to Hibernian, his move to Argyle completes a hat-trick of teams in green. "Playing for Celtic as a boy, Hibs and then here... Maybe next is Sporting Lisbon!" Jordon joked.