Peter Hartley: Plymouth Argyle defender says team can win title

Peter Hartley
Peter Hartley has made 23 appearances for Plymouth Argyle this season

Plymouth Argyle defender Peter Hartley says the club is still capable of winning League Two.

The Pilgrims have seen a five-point lead at the top of the table evaporate in the past month after being hit by injuries to a number of key players.

"There's still a real buzz and confidence in the dressing room," the centre-back told BBC Radio Devon.

"The group we've got are more than capable of winning this league without a problem if we keep everyone fit."

Since the start of November, Argyle have won just one of their seven games in all competitions, a run which has coincided with injuries to players such as Graham Carey, Luke McCormick and Reuben Reid.

But Hartley, who himself has only just returned after a month out with a foot injury, says the absence of those players has affected Argyle's results.

"It's disturbed our form and confidence, but it does to every top team, look at Manchester United, it's the same there as what's happened to us really," he added.

"But it's really good to see that we've still picked a couple of points up and we're getting boys coming back now, every day someone's feeling better and better.

"So we're slowly climbing that hill again to where we want to be."