Boring, Boring Sonny
ARGYLE defender Sonny Bradley is happy being boring...
...and the Green Army should be happy he is because it means he is concentrating on the job in hand.
The Pilgrims seek to extend a club and EFL best of seven successive away victories when they travel to the Globe Arena to face Morecambe on Saturday. Since their last three points on the road, they have lost at home to Grimsby and Barnet to end a 14-match unbeaten streak that sees them go to the Fylde Coast three points clear at the top of Sky Bet League Two, which Sonny says will act as a spur this weekend.
If Argyle are to extend their impressive away form, they will have to overcome a Morecambe side that preceded them as leaders of League Two this season but who, since those heady August days, have won one of their subsequent 13 matches and are now bottom of the table.
“We are delighted with the away wins,” he said. “To get seven on the bounce in this division is a really good achievement.
“We want to make it eight. We should make it eight. But we should’ve beaten Barnet and we should’ve beaten Grimsby, so we’re well aware that, if we aren’t 100% on it, then anything could happen on the day.
“It’s boring – and a lot of people say it – but you’ve just got to concentrate on the next game. I think journalists want to hear you say something different, but you can’t because it’s the truth – it is all about the next game. That’s been our answer over the unbeaten run and that’s how we’ve taken it; unfortunately, it ended at Grimsby but the away record is still on so think we’ll be going to Morecambe and trying to make it eight out of eight.”
Although Saturday’s clash is top versus bottom, Sonny insists that no-one at Home Park is taking anything for granted.
“We’re not too bothered about what Morecambe have been doing, to be honest,” he said. “We tend to concentrate on ourselves more and we know that, if we train hard and perform well, then, on the day, no matter who we play, we can beat anybody.
“We’ve got to focus on ourselves and keep playing the football that we can play. If we perform the way that we can, we defend properly, we get our set-pieces right, then we can go on to beat anyone in this division. We’ve got to play the football that we can play and beat them.”