Taking Positives

ARGYLE travel to Macclesfield in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday looking to put right their frustrating midweek defeat to Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup.

Despite crashing out of the competition, the Pilgrims can take many positives from the performance, which is what striker Dom Telford says the camp are focusing on.

“It was a tough one to take but we’ve got to take the positives out of it. We’re not a group that would dwell on missed chances,” said Dom.

“I thought we dominated the game and you can’t really fault us, apart from in the final third, which I’ll hold my hands up to. We had a lot of chances and we know that, we’re well aware that on another night when the chances go in, it could have been anything.”

Telford only recently returned from a hamstring injury, which kept him out of action for seven weeks and knows it takes time to fully recover.

“Tuesday [against Rovers] was the day I realised that, and I have to keep telling myself that,” he said. “I was out for a while and it’s frustrating. Once you’re back, you think I’m 100% and it doesn’t happen like that.

The 23-year-old was happy to take responsibility for his part in the Pilgrims’ frustrating night in front of goal on Tuesday.

“You’ll miss more chances than you’ll score, that’s just the way it is,” said Dom. “The top strikers are like that as well. Me personally, I could have done better definitely but that’s just one of those things. It’s forgotten about, I’ve left it in Tuesday night.

“Personally, I feel like I created more and had more chances than the previous game, so we’re getting somewhere. Hopefully, one will just go in off my back and they’ll all start rolling in.”

Please note the game going ahead at Macclesfield Town is still subject to confirmation from the EFL, due to safety concerns at the Moss Rose Stadium.