Manager previews trip to Home Park to face ArgyleGrecians manager Paul Tisdale is confident that his team will play their own game during the forthcoming Devon Derby away at Plymouth Argyle, rather than being disorientated by the magnitude of the derby.
City completed a derby double over the Pilgrims last year – winning 3-1 at home before a 2-1 away victory – and in both instances it was the team’s composure and sticking to their usual footballing principles that aided their cause.
A battling draw with Portsmouth and a thoroughly competent showing against AFC Bournemouth within the last week have made for an encouraging start to the new year for Paul and his youngsters.
So now Tis and the team are targeting their first victory of 2014/15 at the home of local rivals Argyle.
“It’s a very big game – we know how big it is and we’ll give it our very best shot,” Paul said.
“The players are in good spirits and are playing as a team. We’ll play our game and we hopefully won’t be turned into something we’re not just because it’s the big derby.
“We’ll play our game down there just like we did last year, and hopefully we’ve got enough about us to hold our nerve and ride our luck and bring our own talents into the game.
“So it’ll be a big crowd for a big game, and we’ll have big support behind us. It’ll be a great game to play in and I’m sure we’ll compete and aim to win it.”