AFTER a difficult first season at the club, Argyle defender Scott Wootton feels that he has finally found his place in the side following a strong start personally to the 2019-20 Sky Bet League Two campaign.
“It’s gone alright [the season so far], I’ve been fairly pleased with my personal levels of performance,” said Scott. “That comes when the team plays better, it’s perceived that you play better personally. I feel fit, I feel confident and I feel like I’m in a good place at the moment.”
Scott feels like he is beginning to form a strong partnership with fellow centre-backs Niall Canavan and club captain Gary Sawyer, as they look to be the platform Argyle can build on this season, with the challenge of Morecambe coming next at Home Park on Saturday.
“Playing games helps each other know what we’re going to do in certain situations," he said. "I think throughout the season we’ve had a couple of blips, but in general, the back three have all done well together. Individually as well, and we need to continue that, so we concede as few goals as possible to help the team climb up the league.
“If I see a chance, I feel comfortable going forward, it’s something I want to add to my game playing in the three at the back. To allow the outside centre-backs to get forward, I want to keep improving on it.”
After the frustrating 1-0 defeat at Cambridge last weekend ended a positive sequence of results for Argyle, Scott and his team-mates are naturally desperate to build momentum as we head into the busy Christmas period.
“We’ve not lost consecutive games for a while now, which is obviously pleasing, so we’ve got to bounce back this weekend,” he said. “It is massively down to the spirit of the group, it’s a really good atmosphere.
“The spirit’s fantastic amongst the group the staff the players, they’ve recruited good lads as well as good players, so credit to the manager for that. All the new staff and the old staff who were here have really gelled well. They started in pre-season and, regardless of results, there’s a very good atmosphere here, which I think is important to be able to bounce back.
“Games come thick and fast, you finish a game and before you know it, you’ve got to prepare for another, so you’ve just got to put one game to bed as soon as possible really. Review, reflect and move on.
“Physically, you’ve got to do the right thing because there’s games every two or three days, which is obviously tough, both mentally and physically.”
The final word of excitement for Scott and all Pilgrims will be having the Green Army inside the new Mayflower Grandstand for the first time in Sky Bet League Two.
“It will be great, the new stand’s looking well, it will be good to have fans in there finally and great to have that white wall down,” said Scott. “The lads are looking forward to it, it will be an exciting game.”