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Fletcher reckons Plymouth Argyle are out of luck

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: November 20, 2012

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Plymouth Argyle manager Carl Fletcher believes his side have not been getting "the rub of the green" in their recent matches.

Five games have passed without a win in npower League Two for the Pilgrims, who take on Bradford City at Valley Parade tonight.

Plymouth have picked up one point out of a possible 15 since beating Rochdale 3-1 at Home Park on October 20. That came from a 2-2 draw against Gillingham, with the league leaders grabbing a late equaliser to thwart Argyle.

All of the Pilgrims' last six games have been against clubs who are currently in the top eight of League Two. That trend continues with the trip to seventh-placed Bradford, who were beaten 1-0 at home by Exeter City last Saturday.

Argyle lost 3-0 away to Fleetwood Town on the same afternoon, when captain Darren Purse was sent off in the closing stages of the game after an off-the-ball incident.

Reflecting on the recent run of poor results, Fletcher said: "We haven't been turned over by anyone. Yes, we lost 3-0 on Saturday, but we conceded two late goals after we went down to ten men.

"We have been competitive in each and every game we have played in. We should have beaten Gillingham. We're just not getting the rub of the green.

"Towards the end of last season, when we were keeping a lot of clean sheets, our goal led a charmed life at times. The ball would hit the post or crossbar, or be cleared off the line. That was the way it was going for us then.

"It's not going that way for us now. We've just got to keep working hard, dig in and do the ugly side of football, and get the win that we know we probably deserve."

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