Dan Scarr

Scarr's Port Vale Preview

With one game of the Sky Bet League One season to go, Argyle and their players know that it is a division they will not be playing in next season.

After game 45 of 46, the Greens secured promotion to the Championship for next season, sparking city-wide celebrations.

For Dan Scarr, as fun as the reaction to last Saturday’s win over Burton Albion was, he has not quite reconciled Argyle’s achievement yet.

“I still don’t think it has properly sunk in yet,” he told Argyle TV. “Maybe it is because we have still got a game to go.

“It was a great feeling, especially having family down, and then the celebrations after, with the fans, it was unbelievable.”

This weekend’s trip to Port Vale offers Argyle a chance to turn promotion into a title victory. Matching or bettering Ipswich Town’s result on Sunday – the Tractor Boys travel to Fleetwood Town – would confirm Argyle as champions, something Scarr and his teammates feel much of the country highly doubted.

Port Vale are 18th, and safe from relegation, but are unlikely to step aside and let Argyle march to glory. They remain one of only two sides to have won at Home Park in the league this season.

The Green Army will number 4,000 at Vale Park, for the game that kicks off at midday.

“For 4,000 to make the trip – and for a 12 o’clock kick-off, as well, they are going to have to leave early. We have massive appreciation for them,” Scarr said.

“Port Vale haven’t got anything to play for, but it is their last home game so they are not going to roll over, they are going to have a go.

“If you are playing, you want it to mean something, and there is something big to play for. It would be a big accolade for the club to have. With how strong League One is, it would be a big statement. With the likes of Ipswich, and the run they have been on lately, for us to be top of the league and in with a chance of winning it underlines how well we have done.

“It would mean a lot for Argyle to do that. We’ve been overlooked the whole way through, probably not as one of the big six.

“My mum shows me the papers and says: ‘Argyle don’t get a mention!’ It would be nice to get promoted, win the league – and shove it up ‘em!”

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