Plymouth Argyle must stay focused on their task, says coach Gary Owers
COACH Gary Owers has warned Plymouth Argyle must not get carried away by their recent much-improved results.
The Pilgrims have boosted their chances of escaping relegation from the Football League by winning four of their last five fixtures.
That has led to them moving up to 18th position in the table, but still only three points clear of the drop zone.
Argyle have four more games to play, starting against third-placed Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium tomorrow (3pm).
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Burton have won 15 of their 21 home matches this season and scored 45 goals, so it promises to be a tough test of the Pilgrims' new-found confidence.
Owers said: "I think the supporters are enjoying what they are seeing at the moment. We have certainly had some good results but we haven't cracked it.
"We are trying to remain grounded and make sure we get enough points to ensure that we are safe.
"The players know they have got to come in and work very hard. We are not just out there having a kick-about.
"We are preparing for the game at Burton like we prepare every other week.
"As you can imagine, we have got a few wins under our belt and the players seem to be growing in confidence, and I think they are all looking forward to it."
Owers carried out the pre-match media conference at Home Park yesterday in the absence of manager John Sheridan.
The Pilgrims' boss has been away from the club this week, and watched Burton beat Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 at the Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday.
Sheridan also saw Rochdale win 4-2 at home to Southend United the next night.
Argyle are away to Rochdale, managed by former Pilgrims' defender Keith Hill, in their season-ending game on Saturday, April 27.
Owers said: "John has taken in two or three games this week and Burton was one of them.
"We get reports on every game and we watch videos on every opposition we are going to play. Hopefully, we will get it right.
"We know it's going to be tough. Burton have got an excellent home record and have reacted well off a bad (7-1) defeat at Port Vale, but I think we can go there and get something."
Burton have won 10 of their last 11 home games and will be desperate to stay ahead of Northampton, Cheltenham and Rotherham United for the third automatic promotion place.
Equally, Argyle know they need more points to ensure they avoid the dreaded drop.
Owers said: "We are both under pressure, but obviously the pressures are different.
"They are trying to get out of the league and we are trying to stay in it, so it's a big game for both teams."
Argyle have sold 1,100 tickets in advance of the game against Burton and Owers said: "The support is incredible. I hope they all have a good day out. If we get a good result, they will have."
FIXTURES FOR THE BOTTOM EIGHT CLUBS IN LEAGUE TWO
Tonight: Accrington Stanley (20th) v Morecambe; Tomorrow: AFC Wimbledon (21st) v Exeter City, Burton v ARGYLE (18th), Dagenham (17th) v Oxford United, Northampton Town v York City (23rd), Torquay United (22nd) v Barnet (19th), Wycombe Wanderers v Aldershot Town (24th)