13th March 2017
GRAHAM Carey does not believe Argyle can just win promotion – he thinks the Pilgrims are still well in the hunt for the Sky Bet League Two title, as well.
Saturday’s 2-0 win at Mansfield, in which the Irish playmaker laid on a second-half goal for Sonny Bradley before curling in a 75th-minute free-kick, kept Argyle four points behind leaders Doncaster and six ahead of third-placed Portsmouth with ten games of the season remaining.
It was a fine riposte to the previous Tuesday’s disappointing home defeat by Blackpool which sent a few jitters through the Green Army, but not the Pilgrims’ dressing-room.
“We’re calm,” said Graham. “We know, in this league, it’s tough; you’re going to lose games, but we have picked up enough wins to put ourselves in a great position and it’s important that us and the fans all realise that we’ve got the same end-goal.
“We have got a ten-point gap to fourth but we are looking up and hopefully we can close the gap on Doncaster. You never know – it is obviously still possible to win the league. Our main goal is to get promoted but, if we can go and challenge and win the title, as well, that would be great.”
“If you gave us a ten-point gap on fourth at this stage of the season, at the start of the season, with the amount of players we brought in [during the summer], we would have snapped your hand off, and I think the fans would have done the same.”