Fox on the Ox
DAVID Fox feels Argyle can use Oxford’s poor home record to our advantage on Saturday, as we travel to the Kassam Stadium in Sky Bet League One.
Oxford have lost five of their six home games so far and Argyle leapfrogged the U's after the win against Wimbledon last Saturday.
Fox believes the Pilgrim difficulties at home on occasion this season should be an experience to exploit in tomorrow’s big game.
He said: "When you know a team has a record like that, you have to play on the front foot and try to get the crowd on their back. We know ourselves it's not easy when things aren't going well for you at your own place. It was a tough game there last season and I'm sure this will be the same."
Fox and his team mates will have fond memories of their last away day to Grenoble Road, as it was known then, in February earlier this year, when defender Sonny Bradley was the difference with a header at the back post just before half-time in a vital 1-0 win.
While every game is important, Fox explained it would be disrespectful to other teams if he were to place more importance on this fixture simply because both teams are at the wrong end of the standings.
"It is important but I wouldn’t say it's more important than other games,” said Fox. “There are three points up for grabs, just like any of the others. Once you start putting games in front of others, it's disrespectful to teams but, knowing what a win for us could do and what a win for them could do, it sort of gives you a kick.
"You always have that belief that we can turn this around. I'm sure they'll be no different. Oxford will feel like a win against us will really kick-start their season, just as we think that a win there can do the same for us. It's a big game.”