Blood, Sweat and Cheers

SONNY Bradley and his team-mates could "smell blood" in Argyle’s 2-0 Sky Bet League One victory over Northampton Town.

Man of the match Sonny felt the confidence coursing through the side shortly after kick-off, as the Pilgrims claimed a first Tuesday-night victory for 14 matches.

He said: "In the first ten minutes, we felt they weren’t at the races; we could smell blood and went for it.

"Even though we scored two, we could have had four or five tonight; myself, I could have had three or four.

"We felt in control. They had a chance in 85th minute which went across Remi [Matthews]' goal and one where they tried to chip Remi. That’s two chances they have had in the whole match. I don’t think they were great and they will admit that."

After Saturday’s heavy 4-0 home defeat to Oxford, when Pilgrims defender Ryan Edwards was sent off, Sonny knew it was important for the Pilgrims to bounce back and to reignite their climb up the League One table.

"Saturday wasn’t very good," he said. "There is no two ways about it. The red card didn’t help us but, defensively, that wasn’t the team that has been playing the last four or five weeks."

Sonny knew the Greens had to get back to doing what they had done so well in the six unbeaten matches prior to the weekend.

He said: "We knew it was important today to get back on it. We looked at some clips to remember how we got results this season and we went back to basics.

"Foxy [David Fox] sat deeper, which allowed us to play a little bit more as we weren’t as defensive. We were switching play and being a bit more attacking."