AFTER playing a starring role in Argyle’s 2-1 win over Stevenage, Sonny Bradley is already looking ahead to his side’s next game – and a meeting with an old flame.
Bradley headed home a brace (and an unfortunate own goal in between) as the Greens made it 28 points from a possible 30 in their last ten Sky Bet League 2 games. A physical performance, coming off a midweek trip to London in the Checkatrade Trophy, means that Sonny and the team now have some extra time to rest and recuperate ahead of the visit of Portsmouth next weekend.
“The manager’s seen that we’re all tired,” said Bradley. “He’s given us a couple of days off now to rest our legs, and we’ll be back in Tuesday morning ready to go, and looking to see how we can beat Portsmouth on Saturday.
“We’ve got a really tough game next week, Portsmouth at home. We’ve just got to make sure we train hard like we can, keep up the momentum and take that into next week.
“It’ll possibly be a different game next week, but we’re capable of playing good football as well. It’s obviously my old club. They’re a good team - you can guarantee they’ll be there or thereabouts in the play-offs come the end of the season. It is my ex-club, but it’s just another game. It’s just another team we’re playing.
“We’ve just got to prepare like we prepare every week, then we’ve got to go again next Saturday and give everything again.”
Argyle’s victory at the Lamex Stadium continues their excellent run league run that has seen them rise to the summit of the League Two table. Bradley and the rest of the lads have been encouraged to keep their foot on the pedal, much like last season’s division winners were capable of doing.
“The manager said to us and Wottsy’s said to us: ‘good runs in this division get you promoted’”, said Sonny. “If you look at last season: I can’t remember how many, but Northampton went on a great run, and in the end that’s what’s got them promoted.
“It’s just important we keep up the momentum now and really focus.”