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Sawyer Sees Success

21 January 2016

GARY Sawyer's eyes are firmly set on helping the Pilgrims become crowned Sky Bet League 2 champions.

The Pilgrims are currently perched at the top of League 2 on 55 points, although Northampton share that points tally, with the Cobblers having a game in hand over Argyle. 

"We have to aim to win the league," said Gary. "Everyone at the club wants to win the league; I think it would be an amazing achievement for us.

"Considering the injuries we have had, and we have had scattered injuries this year, with big players. To be still top of the league and now everyone is back, I think that is a massive boost for everyone.

"We aim for the top and if we fall short of the top then we come second."

The Pilgrims have now won five of their last six games, only losing to title-chasing rivals Northampton during that run. 

Gary said: "We had a little bit of a down spell with the four games before that. We all knew we could turn it around and it was just a matter of time really. Five wins out of six is a great little run we are on at the minute but I think we can build on that and I think we are going to do that." 

Argyle have looked dangerous going forward this season, and have scored 11 goals in their last six games, with six different players getting their names on the scoresheet over that period. Sawyer had plenty of praise for Argyle's attacking players that cause opposition defenders palpitations. 

"We always look at it like: 'I would not want to be defending against them'." said Gary. "They have got a lot of ability between them all and to have that many of them coming at you it is not easy to defend. We have shown a couple of teams this season what they can really do, so hopefully we can carry on with that.

"When you play the top ones in the league you do need [to both be able to defend and attack]. But definitely, against Bristol; they have got good attacking players so we have got to do our jobs and the strikers have got to do theirs as well.

"That has always been my career; I am happy with that. I pride myself on that really to be a consistent player at the back I think you need that in your defenders really. Your lively players are the ones that go forward and you want your wingers and strikers to score goals, and we've got a couple of them that can be 10 or 11 out of 10 sometimes. It does not bother me in the slightest. I will do the job that I am know I am here to do."

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