Results will begin to flow soon, says striker Feeney
STRIKER Warren Feeney is not worried by Argyle's slow start to their League Two campaign.
The Pilgrims have picked up only one point from their first three games, which is identical to their record at the same stage last season.
They did not get their first league win in 2011/12 until the 10th attempt, when they beat Macclesfield Town 2-0 at Home Park, six days after Peter Reid was replaced as manager by Carl Fletcher.
Feeney played regularly for Argyle during that period, with the club still in administration after their disastrous financial collapse.
He has no concerns about the ability of the current squad and believes once they get their first win more will soon follow.
The 31-year-old took encouragement from the Pilgrims' second half performance in their 2-1 defeat at Oxford United last Saturday.
Feeney told Herald Sport: "It's nowhere near what it was like last season. There is a different buzz about the place.
"Last Saturday we were playing the team top of the league and, with a little bit more luck, we probably could have come away with something.
"It is really early days and once we get that first win I have no doubts whatsoever we can go on a run and do something."
Feeney has made one start and two substitute appearances for the Pilgrims out of five fixtures this season.
Manager Carl Fletcher has been chopping and changing his side, and especially those in attack, trying to find a winning formula.
Nick Chadwick, Paris Cowan-Hall, Matt Lecointe and Jared Sims have all had run-outs as well.
Feeney thought squad rotation was part and parcel of modern football and has experienced it in the past.
He said: "What the manager thinks will work for the game on a Saturday, he will go with.
"When I was at Swansea with Roberto Martinez (now the Wigan Athletic boss) I remember playing in a game on a Saturday and I scored, and I was left out the following Tuesday, so I'm well used to it.
"At the end of the day, it's a team game and it's about getting the results. What the gaffer thinks is strong, he will stick by."
Feeney was an unused substitute in Argyle's Capital One Cup second round tie at Burnley on Tuesday night.
The Pilgrims drew 1-1 after extra-time against their Championship hosts before losing 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out.
Feeney said: "We were disappointed in the result, but not performance-wise. It was a great game for some of the wee boys like Simsy, and I thought Paris was different class.
"To go there and perform against a Championship club the way we did made it a bit easier for us coming back.
"We didn't get home until all hours of the morning, but that's what we are paid to do – play football."
The Argyle team coach made a long, overnight return trip from Burnley to Plymouth, not arriving at Home Park until 6.30am on Wednesday.
Feeney said: "The funny thing was there was four of us listening to music because we just couldn't sleep. We were hyper."
The experienced striker does not believe Argyle's late-night trek from Lancashire will have much – if any – impact on the players when they take on Northampton Town at Home Park tomorrow.
Feeney said: "You just relax as much as you can and, come tomorrow, you have got your match legs anyway."