Fletcher refuses to compromise beliefs
PLYMOUTH Argyle manager Carl Fletcher continues to believe skill can overcome size in League Two.
The Pilgrims had won three successive matches before losing 2-1 away to Cheltenham Town on Tuesday.
Both of Cheltenham's goals came from set pieces – the first a free-kick and the second a corner – after midfielder Conor Hourihane had put Argyle ahead.
The visitors played some excellent attacking football at Whaddon Road, especially after half-time.
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Andres Gurrieri was at the fore for the Pilgrims, but Hourihane, Alex MacDonald, Joe Lennox and Luke Young were also heavily involved.
Yet, they were not as tall in stature as many of Cheltenham's promotion-chasing side.
Fletcher (below) was disappointed with the way Argyle conceded both of the goals, but will not be changing his approach.
He said: "Cheltenham are a big side and the good technical players we have got aren't the tallest.
"Do you have someone in your team who is 6ft 2 and can mark at set pieces and can't trap a bag of cement?
"Or do you get someone who has got good energy and likes to be brave and get on the ball in all different positions and is 5ft 8?
"It's a no brainer for me. We try to find little pockets of space and stretch teams and get it down and play.
"We were beaten by two set plays on Tuesday and that's disappointing, but I think our overall performance was really good."