Not Taken For Granted

ALTHOUGH Conor Grant recognises that Argyle's poor start, pointswise, is the most important metric to measure the season so far, he has found some positives to focus on.

The midfielder, signed from Everton in the summer, is one of only three players to have played all eight of Argyle’s first-team fixtures this season. He has shown versatility, in playing a variety of roles in midfield, and has been entrusted with set-piece delivery duties, even when the likes of David Fox and Graham Carey have been present.

“I feel happy that I have played all eight games,” said “It means a lot. It is something that I wanted to do, to play as many games as possible. Of course you want to win games, and results haven’t been good, and ultimately that’s been the real disappointment.

“The more minutes I get, the better I’ll be. It’s been a good start from that perspective. It was all in a short timeframe, in about four weeks, so it was tough on the body. I haven’t had that for a while, but it will stand me in good stead.

“We’ve got quality in the squad; G (Graham Carey) puts an unbelievable ball in, so if I’m on them, my set-pieces have got to be really good. On a Thursday or Friday I spend 20 minutes after the session, where I grab a couple of defenders to get involved in that.”

While results have not been as we would have hoped, the Green Army continue to support the squad in numbers, and in voice. Our allocation for Saturday’s trip to Bristol Rovers sold out well in advance of the fixture, and Conor has been buoyed by the supporters’ unwavering backing of the team.

He said: “It’s a great club; a family club; everyone pulls together and that’s why it hurts more when you lose. You feel like you are letting a lot more people down.

“With the backing we have got, the fans, even with the run we have been on, the fans were still cheering us as loud as they can. It means so much to us, the players, and we are trying to put it right for them.”