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Riley's Focus on Newport

16 August 2019

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ARGYLE full-back Joe Riley says talk of promotion from Sky Bet League Two is premature and the focus is on continual improvement ahead of the weekend trip to Newport in Sky Bet League Two.

The Pilgrims have made a solid start to the campaign, winning our first two league fixtures 3-0 and 1-0 against Crewe Alexandra and Colchester respectively.  Most recently, we progressed to the second round of the Carabao cup, beating Leyton Orient 2-0 on Tuesday. Joe dismissed title talk and simply wants to keep the run going.

“[Promotion talk annoys us] a little bit,” said Joe. ”The gaffer said it a few times that there is more to come from us. We want to keep improving, we won’t settle just because we won three games; there are still elements we can improve on. Individually, there is more to come from all of us. “

Joe knows that this weekend’s trip to Newport in South Wales will be no easy task. The Exiles made it to Wembley last season, losing a 1-0 to Tranmere Rovers in the Play-Off final, the goal came in the last minute of extra time. For sure, it is a battle the Greens will be fully prepared for.

“It is going to be a difficult,” said Joe. “They were up there last season and have been known for going on good cup runs and beating opposition in better leagues, so it will be difficult. We will need to prepare well for it and hopefully keep the run going.”


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