Plymouth Argyle at our strongest, says Conor Hourihane

Conor Hourihane

Plymouth Argyle captain Conor Hourihane says their new squad are hopeful of competing at the top end of League Two.

Argyle again flirted with relegation last year, having to endure

"Of the three pre-seasons I've done with the club this is definitely the strongest team we've had so far," Hourihane told BBC Radio Devon.

"There's a good vibe. The guys definitely want to push up the table."

The 22-year-old, who scored five goals in 47 appearances for Argyle last season,

The former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, initially brought to the League Two club by Peter Reid two summers ago, will be joined at Home Park by two new recruits.

signed following his release by Shrewsbury Town, while Argyle boss John Sheridan has also signed

"We're starting off the season with a good team and a good squad," he added.

"And it's important we get off to a good start. You don't want to be playing catch-up."