Wilson's Port Vale Reaction
James Wilson was in philosophical mood after Argyle’s 2-0 home defeat against Port Vale ended the Pilgrims’ long unbeaten run.
Nominally, it was his namesake who made the difference. Port Vale striker James Wilson scored both of the visitors’ goals in the second half, on a night where although Argyle were far from fluent, they had more than enough chances of their own to change their fortunes.
Argyle defender Wilson felt that both goals were preventable, and suggested that defeat might prompt the side into some improvements, although was cogent enough to not feel too deflated.
“It isn’t the end of the world,” he told Argyle TV. “I’m not going to get too down about it; you lose games in a season. But it’s the manner of the defeat. We definitely tried; we just didn’t get things right on the night.
“I think they came with a gameplan and we didn’t adapt to it well enough.
“We turned over the ball way too many times and gave them chances they shouldn’t really have had. It’s really disappointing, but we need to take our medicine and learn from it. We’re going to play against teams that play that way a lot, and we have got to do better.
“We’ve probably not been at the races for the last couple of weeks in terms of performances. Maybe we go back to the drawing board and get back to what we were doing, that is the main thing.
“We’ve just got to be better in those moments. The lead up to the goal wasn’t good enough. These are things we discuss. We’ve got to get better.”