All Together Now

TOGETHERNESS saw Argyle bounce back to winning ways at Mansfield and togetherness will be the key to winning promotion, believes Pilgrims’ midfielder Graham Carey.

Graham scored Argyle’s second goal and delivered a free-kick from which Sonny Bradley headed the first during Saturday’s fine 2-0 win at Mansfield that maintained the Pilgrims’ second place in Sky Bet League Two.

The win, which kept Argyle six points ahead of third-placed Portsmouth and ten points ahead of Stevenage, in fourth, came after a frustrating home defeat by Blackpool four days earlier.

Graham said: “I’m really pleased with the goal but I think the togetherness we showed today was really important, especially after Tuesday night.

“We obviously realise that some results haven’t been great but we’re the first ones to be disappointed, and we know the fans are disappointed, but we need to stick together. The job’s not done, by a long stretch, but we have got ten games now and we just need to push on.”

Graham believes that the tight dressing-room comes from a combination of the character of players brought in by manager Derek Adams, and the amount of time they have to spend on the road travelling to away games.

“It shows the recruitment from the manager, the staff and the club has been great,” he said.  “We have got a real bond – because of the distance that we travel, it is really important, as a squad, that we get on and I think the togetherness in this squad is unbelievable. 

“We travel very long distances and spend a lot of time with each other, and that only brings us closer together.”