ARGYLE midfielder Antoni Sarcevic believes the Pilgrims can look to the past two seasons for inspiration ahead of their trip to the Keepmoat Stadium for Saturday’s Sky Bet League One tie with play-off chasing Doncaster.
The Greens have finished above Rovers in both of the previous two campaigns, first when both sides were promoted from League Two in the 2016-17 campaign, and then again last season, when the Pilgrims narrowly missed out on the play-offs in their first year back in League One.
“I know a few lads there [at Doncaster],” said Sarcevic, in his third year as a Pilgrim. “They’ve had a good season, but we finished above them when we got promoted, we finished above them last year.
“Doncaster, I know they’ve had a very good season, but team-wise I wouldn’t say they’re miles ahead of us,” the midfielder continued. “We’re not going into the game worrying about them being in the play-offs, we want to win.”
Argyle head into Saturday’s fixture four points above the relegation zone, with five games left to play. While, of course, the Greens are taking the threat of the drop very seriously, Sarcevic believes that his colleagues have more than enough about them to secure safety, and that you only need to look to recent performances to see why.
“If you look at the last three games, we probably should have won every game, and that’s how the lads feel,” he said. “It’s not a camp that’s low, at all. We’re going to go into Saturday and look to win it.
“It’s just a game that we’ve got to go in and get the three points that are going to get us closer to safety. It’s going to be a tough game, they’re on a good run this season, but I fancy us with the way we’re playing at the minute. The performances have been there, just not the results.
“Past Christmas, we’ve shown that we can go up against any team. If we started the season well, we could have put ourselves in a position to have a good year, so we’ve just got to get ourselves safe this year and go again.”