Holden previews Plymouth trip


Dean Holden is anticipating another tough test this Saturday when Charlton travel to high-flying Plymouth Argyle.

Plymouth, who currently sit second in League One, will be hoping to bounce back from their 5-2 defeat at Peterborough United last weekend.

“They’ve proved throughout the season that they can respond to a setback," Holden said. "Obviously it was a surprise result, to be honest it probably could have been 7-7 in that game which they ended up losing 5-2. They had big moments themselves and they’ve got good players.

"I know Steven [Schumacher] well, I played with him a long time ago! It will be a tough game. In recent times we’ve had Derby, Sheffield Wednesday and Peterborough and now this one. It’s been a tough run of games for us, but we go there with a bit of confidence. We’re looking forward to it because it's a good test.”

Saturday’s hosts have picked up 14 wins from a possible 16 on home soil this season and Holden wants to see his side impose their style from the get-go.

“Anyone who was at the game the other night would have seen a mixture of stretching the opposition with midfield runners and getting in behind them, but also some good football to get to that point," he explained.

"It's not about playing direct football and getting it back to front; it’s just some decision-making once we get in certain parts of the pitch in order to give us more goalscoring opportunities. That’s the message and that won’t change.”


(Article by Alex Forrest)

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