He told the club's official website: "I certainly hope we play better down there than we did last year. That was a particularly poor afternoon for us.
"It's a hard place to go, a long way from home, but if you pull a result out of the bag it makes it all better.
"The lads have been a different class recently. They've worked hard, trained hard and there has been a good team spirit, so we will need to show all those qualities if we want to bring something back from Plymouth.
"Paul Mariner has come in and taken charge of Plymouth as well and nine times out of 10 that can give a bit of a spark to a team, but we just have to go down there and concentrate on ourselves and what we are capable of doing."