No nonsense from Williamson

By Derek DavisChief Football WriterNO-nonsense Plymouth Argyle boss Bobby Williamson will allow his players to admire Ipswich's much-vaunted passing game, and then go straight through them.

By Derek Davis

Chief Football Writer

NO-nonsense Plymouth Argyle boss Bobby Williamson will allow his players to admire Ipswich's much-vaunted passing game, and then go straight through them.

The Scot, who took over from Paul Sturrock towards the end of last season and steered the Pilgrims to promotion, is looking to stick to their own rigid game plan of harry and hurry.


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Williamson said: “Ipswich are like West Ham United - they have always been known as a passing team.

“Joe Royle is a very experienced manager and he will have them well organised and they will have players who can make a pass, and take one.

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“We are well warned about that, and it's how we go about our business and impose ourselves on the game that I hope will get us through it.”

Argyle arrive in Ipswich having lost their last three games but they are still ninth in the Championship and Williamson is not getting concerned, just as he did not go overboard with the flying start.

He said: “We have had some bits of bad luck and it has cost us.

“Nothing has changed from the start of the season. We are playing just as well as we did then, but the breaks went in our favour and now they are going against us.

“That's the story of the season. We have got to keep working hard and get through it.

“I wasn't getting too carried away when we were winning the games and we were up the top end of the league, and I'm certainly not going to get too despondent now we have lost a couple.

“I believe in these players and I believe in the backing of the fans. And if everyone pulls in the one direction it augers well.”

David Norris is a concern for Argyle with a knee injury and will have a late fitness test. If he fails to make it then Lee Makel will take his place.

Tony Capaldi, a full Northern Ireland international, although born in Norway, has recovered from a calf injury and should return on the left flank, while a suspected broken ankle turned out to be just a bruised foot for left-back Peter Gilbert and he is expected to play.

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