FIRST-TEAM coach Kevin Nancekivell believes that, just like the Green Army around the world, his players are desperate to achieve Sky Bet League One safety on Saturday.
The Greens have struggled of late, which culminated in the departure of Head of Football Derek Adams and his assistant Paul Wotton, but Nance is in no doubt that the players are far from throwing in the towel ahead of tomorrow’s do or die clash with Scunthorpe.
“What I’ve learnt this week is that they’re totally behind everything that the club wants to do, and they’re committed to getting the result on Saturday,” said Nancekivell. “I know that come 5:30pm they’ll be ready to go.
“You’re going to see a team full of passion, energy and enthusiasm. We’re going to go right for it, hopefully all the way through.
“They’re good human beings that really care about this football club, and they’ve been hurting. They’re desperate to put right everything that’s gone wrong this season.”
Argyle’s coach has been encouraged by what he has seen in training, remarking earlier in the week that if the game could have been played there and then, his players would have been up for it. Part of his task, in reality, has been to keep his squad calm ahead of the big occasion.
“It’s about how we prepare and go about our job on the day,” said Nancekivell. “The lads are bright, they’re sharp, they’re fit. We’re getting in a positive frame of mind, getting the lads to believe in themselves – they’re good players.”
What has Kevin’s message been to the first-team squad head of a match of such magnitude?
“Go and make the club proud, make their families proud, and that will be more than enough.”