Argyle close to hitting form, says Lecointe
Matt Lecointe believes his Plymouth Argyle team-mates are not far away from turning in the consistent performances everyone at the club is demanding of them.
The sidelined striker admitted it has been doubly frustrating being unable to help John Sheridan's team achieve a level of consistency in League Two this season.
The 18-year-old striker is having to watch from the stands after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in pre-season, just when it looked like 2013-14 would be his breakthrough year.
Plymouth-born Lecointe said: "It's frustrating for the players, so I can understand how the supporters feel when things aren't going right on the pitch and I know just how good this team is.
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"I'm a fan, too, so it's doubly frustrating. Honestly, I really believe it's only a matter of time before they kick on and start turning in the level of performance we all want and know the players are capable of.
"I just wish I was able to get on there and help, but instead I've got to bide my time.
"When I'm watching from the stands, I try to stay detached and look at performances clinically."
Lecointe is in the final year of his contract at Home Park and admits returning before the end of the season would at least put him in a stronger bargaining position.
"Hopefully, my time will come again and if I keep working hard I'll be rewarded," said Lecointe.