Carey On To Next Season
IMMEDIATELY after Argyle's play-off final defeat to AFC Wimbledon, Graham Carey was already outlining the club's lofty ambitions for next season.
The Pilgrims came one match short of promotion to Sky Bet League 1, denied at Wembley Stadium by goals from Lyle Taylor and Aebayo Akinfenwa, leaving the Greens to watch and applaud their opponents as they took the glory.
Apart from a flurry at the beginning of the second half, the Greens struggled to apply pressure on their opponents and play their usual, fluid style of play on day, thanks in part to Graham's lack of time on the ball.
"It's gutting," said Carey. "At the end of the day the best team won on the day, so congratulations to Wimbledon.
"On the day they earned it. They deserved it. They played better than us in the second half. The first half was even, but when it mattered, they scored a goal. It was only right as a team and as a club to applaud them and congratulate them.
"I wasn't good enough today. I didn't get on the ball enough in threatening areas, so I'm pretty disappointed in my own performance as well as a team, we're disappointed as well."
With Carey's contract extension at Home Park already confirmed for next season, the Irishman can focus on delivering more success to Argyle when the new campaign starts in just ten weeks. Instead of dwelling on the day's disappointment, Graham is already focusing achieving bigger and better goals in the 2016/17 season.
"We want to win the league next season," said Carey. "That's our aim.
"As a club we wanted to get promoted this season, but next season we want to win the league."