Wilson's Bristol Rovers Reaction
Argyle defender James Wilson is going with the adage that points on the road are points on the board after Argyle drew 2-2 at Bristol Rovers.
The Pilgrims led 2-0 at half-time at the Memorial Stadium, thanks to goals from Finn Azaz and Adam Randell, but Rovers responded after the break, sending on tall forward Josh Coburn to join fellow target man Ryan Loft. Coburn scored and loft played a part in Aaron Collins’ equaliser to earn the Gas a come-from-behind point.
Argyle rallied, and had chances to win the game late on, but Wilson says that ultimately the relatively short journey down the M5 will still be a satisfying one.
“Any point on the road is good, in any season, no matter where you are in the league, especially at a tough place like this.
“It’s a good point on the road at the end of the day. We still haven’t lost and there are a lot of positives to take.
“It was always going to be a really tough game. We didn’t take anything for granted, I think that is why we started the game so well.
“In the first ten minutes of the second half, we played into their hands a little bit. That was the only time in the game that we weren’t on top – that’s how I felt anyway – but it is what it is
“[Coburn and Loft] are big, strong lads. We are going to come up against that a lot, especially away from home. We’ve got to learn to deal with that a bit better, especially in the first ten minutes.”
Wilson had a good view of Randell’s effort from range just before half-time that put the Pilgrims two goals up, and praised all of Argyle’s attacking players for what they have provided in a successful season for the team so far.
“Our attacking boys have been incredible,” he said. “Some of the goals we’ve scored, some of the play, it’s a pleasure to watch from behind them. We’re really lucky to have some really good, talented young boys, and they are getting more confident.
“I was screaming ‘shoot’ [at Randell] because he had one just before that he took a touch and it went for a corner. He’s got it in his locker, he’s got an incredible strike. There’s more to come from him, definitely.”
Argyle were backed by a sell-out away end of 1,200 of the Green Army at Rovers, and sales are on course for another bumper Home Park crowd when the Pilgrims meet Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday night.
Wilson thanked the travelling supporters, and is looking forward to playing in front of a packed Theatre of Greens again in midweek.
He said: “The atmosphere this season has been incredible. We need that support – it’s going to get us to where we want to go. We’re really thankful for it.
“They are always great away from home as well. They follow us all over the country and we can’t thank them enough.”