In Pursuit of Perfection

RUBEN Lameiras says that he and his Argyle team-mates will not stop pursuing perfection because that attitude has turned the Pilgrims’ season around.

Not so long ago, Argyle were bottom of Sky Bet League One. After a run of 18 games in which they have suffered only three defeats, they are now mid-table.

Saturday’s 2-1 win at Oldham Athletic, where Ruben and Antoni Sarcevic saw them bounce back from the previous week’s home defeat by leaders Wigan Athletic to reach 13th place in the division.

Ruben said: “We were disappointed with the defeat against Wigan. We thought we should have got more from the game. Everyone’s regrouped and said: ‘Put it right against Oldham.’ Thankfully, we have done that.

"It’s easy to hang your head down but, as soon as we’re next in [training], we go again; we look at how we can exploit teams. We’ve got great quality in the side, even on the bench. It’s a very competitive team. Everyone is trying to push for their place and everyone that comes in is trying to do their best. 

“It is what keeps us growing. We are tight-knit bunch and we want everyone to do well. That comes from within. Everyone that puts on the shirt tries to do their best and that’s what’s turning it around for us. 

“If you set your standards so high and fall and they happen to drop a little bit, you are still right at it, so that’s what we’re striving for. We’re striving for perfection every game, trying to get as many goals as we can, keep a clean sheet.”