Happy Campers

ARGYLE assistant-manager Paul Wotton is delighted that Home Park is a happy place following six points and a hatful of goals in the last week.

The good spirits should come as no surprise after successive league victories in Sky Bet League One for the first time this season.

Wins at home to Gillingham, on Tuesday, and at Scunthorpe United four days later, were especially welcome after a tough-to-take defeat by Burton Albion the previous Saturday, and have put everyone in a good frame of mind going into Tuesday’s Checkatrade Trophy group match with Premier League Chelsea’s Under-21s.

“A week is a long time,” said Paul.

“We've had back-to-back wins – one at home, one away – seven goals scored, and the camp is in a good place. Everybody is positive and looking forward to the game.

“It's lovely, lovely to see people scoring all over the pitch, too. The games, back to back, have definitely been our most consistent of the season.”

One way of ensuring that happiness remains, is to keep winning, and Argyle need to beat Chelsea to stand a realistic chance of qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition, having already lost 3-0 to Swindon Town.

“Training is great when you win,” said Wottsy. “Everyone's happy and everything is rosy so [we want to] keep winning football games – that's what we're here for.

“We also want to keep momentum going; after back-to-back wins, we want to keep playing and keep winning and just keep moving forward.”