You Play Well Or You Don't

ARGYLE’S frustrating display in the 2-0 defeat at Shrewsbury Town in Sky Bet League One on Tuesday evening was a simple case of the team failing to find a consistent level of performance.

Just three days after securing an excellent victory over Fleetwood at Home Park, the Pilgrims never got close to reaching the same heights and failed to react in the right manner when they fell behind in Shropshire.

Argyle assistant manager Paul Wotton was understandably frank in his assessment of the Shrewsbury showing and quickly shifted focus to an important FA Cup meeting with Oxford United on Saturday at the Theatre of Greens.

“It’s quite simplistic really,” said Wottsy. “After they [Shrewsbury] scored, we were poor and disappointing after a good performance on Saturday.

“It’s now Thursday, FA Cup to come on Saturday and a while until our next league game, so it’s important we put it to the back of our mind, and put Oxford in our minds.

“It [consistency] is a hard thing to adjust because you can’t control if players play well or don’t perform to the levels they’ve performed in previous games. It’s quite frustrating but you keep working hard, chipping away and consistency will hopefully come.

“Consistency is a big thing for a football player. If you can get ourselves a seven out of ten every week, you will be a value to the team.

“We can sit there all day and look at why [we didn’t perform at Shrewsbury]. You either play well or you don’t, and we didn’t, but we now look forward to the FA Cup on Saturday.”

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