Recovering From Rock Bottom

ARGYLE midfielder David Fox says the team in the early part of the season was not a true reflection of what they are really capable of achieving.

Following some positive results. he hopes for much the same in Saturday’s Sky Bet League One game against Luton and, in a weird way, feels that the club had to be at their lowest ebb in order for them to turn a corner and start climbing the table.

Argyle had to wait two months for their first league win of the campaign but, since beating Wimbledon, there have been further successes against Gillingham and Scunthorpe, as well as progress in the FA Cup.

“Sometimes, you have to hit rock bottom,” said Fox. It really got to us [the bad start], as well as fans’ reactions, which was understandable, but there was a real determination to show that’s not what we’re about.

“There is more optimism around the place now from everyone. I think supporters can see a team that is a lot more steady now. Performance-wise, it’s been very good, with and without the ball. Defensively, we have been a lot more sound throughout the team.”

Luton currently sit fifth in Sky Bet League One and have made their home ground, Kenilworth Road, into something of a fortress. They are yet to be beaten at home, winning six of their eight games and are also unbeaten in four league games, winning their last three.

We know we are in for a tough test, in an atmosphere that Fox enjoys.

He said: “When we went there a couple of seasons ago, that’s the first time I had ever been. [The fans were] very close, very tight and compact. It’s a good place to play, they get a good turnout as well. It was a good atmosphere, a good game. It was very tense and very lively, I’m sure it’ll be the same on Saturday.“

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