Callington at Coach Road

ARGYLE welcome Callington Town to Coach Road tonight and a chance to restore some pride after a disappointing midweek result in the Carlsberg South-West Peninsula League.

Despite leading the division, Argyle found themselves 2-0 down inside 15 minutes at Newquay on Tuesday and ended up losing the game 5-2. It will be a very young side looking for redemption tonight, as tired legs will be rested for those involved in yesterday’s 0-0 draw with Derby in the Premier League Cup. 

Head coach Robbie Herrera conceded it was a tough lesson at Newquay but the need to show leadership in difficult situations is one of the many challenges facing aspiring young footballers.

“We were very slow out of the blocks, 2-0 down in no time at all and unable to recover,” said Robbie. “The half-time message was to show more pride and get back to the basics of winning headers, winning tackles and, when you’ve got the ball, don’t be afraid to pass.

“They’re all young lads and don’t have the experience to lead situations when you go 2-0 down early. They haven’t got that experience yet but they’ve got to learn. The message before every game is to start bright, be quick and use the ball.

“We won’t have any of the lads involved tonight who played against Derby yesterday. They’ve earned their breather and time for the younger lads to step up.”