Positional Sense

JIMMY Spencer agrees that Saturday’s trip to fourth-placed Luton is a big game...

...but only because of its timing, not the opponents. 

Luton are the current leaders of the Sky Bet League Two peloton, giving chase to those who occupy the three promotion places: Doncaster, Argyle and Carlisle. They also beat the Greens 3-0 on the opening day of the season. 

However Spencer, who returned to action for the Pilgrims’ on Saturday, following three months out through injury, is not interested in Luton’s loftiness, just on Argyle’s ambition. 

“They beat us on the day first game of the season,” said Jimmy, “but since then we have done better than they have. Just look at where we are in the league. 

“We cannot look back at that result. We’ve beaten teams that they haven’t and that’s what football is like – I believe we’ll go there and get a result.

“We can beat anyone in this league on our day. We need the three points whether it is Luton or anyone in this league – we’re still preparing in the same way.

“It’s a big game because it’s the next game.”

Argyle have picked up one point in their last two games – a draw at Hartlepool following a defeat at home to Leyton Orient - to teams in the bottom three of the table. This, though, has not dented the confidence of the Argyle striker.

“It’s always tough in this league,” said Jimmy. “There are a lot of physical sides and as it comes to this point in the season there are teams battling down at the bottom to save their league status.

“For us we’re trying to push to get out of this league and I believe that we’ll do that.

“We’ve been dominating teams. Sometimes getting that goal has not been quite going for us the last few games but if you look at the game on Saturday, we dominated. 

“We could have been 3-0 up in the first half hour but as soon as they get a goal, that’s it. The whole dynamic changes, the game changes, they sit back and it’s hard for us to break them down.”