In Our Hands

ARGYLE centre-back Zak Vyner insists a draw against Dockyard Derby rivals Portsmouth is a great result, leaving the rest of the season still in Argyle's hands.

The centre half loanee from Bristol City has come into Derek Adams' squad for the second half of the season without resting on his laurels and his continued partnership with Sonny Bradley yielded another clean for the Pilgrims, as they drew 0-0 with Portsmouth.

Whilst Vyner commented that the team would have liked the win to increase their chances of a semi-final play-off game come the end of the season, he says that the point earned was a good one.

"It is a good point in hindsight. Before the game we would have wanted the win obviously. It's not like we've dropped out of the play-offs."

Pompey and Argyle wrestled out a well deserved draw for both sides meaning that the team in blue stay one point behind Adams' men with the Devonian side a game in hand.

A closely-fought game could have gone either way, with each team having spells of dominances. 

"After the first half we came in and said we've got three or four more gears we can go into," said Zak. "We showed that in the second half and credit to them, I suppose it didn't pay off.

"That was a tough game. They're a good team. They executed their game plan and I thought we did as well. Everyone, not just the back four and the keeper, dug deep today; deservedly a clean sheet probably from both teams.

With five fixtures left Vyner knows what must be done to secure a happy run in. He said: "We go to Northampton, who will be a tough game, but we've got to go there and just do what we've been doing the whole season. We've just got to keep going.

"It's still in our hands."