Stapleton eyes bright future

02 June 2009 01:50
Plymouth Argyle chairman Paul Stapleton believes that his club can mount a play-off challenge next season in the Championship. The Pilgrims fought a lengthy battle to avoid the drop this term, but Stapleton sees plenty of reasons to be optimistic for the future. He told the Evening Herald: "In my view, Plymouth Argyle aren't very far from being a Burnley. We weren't very far from being a Hull. "There is always one of those who come through the pack in a year and there is no reason why we couldn't emulate one of them. If they can do it, I'm sure we can do it. "I get a bit upset by people saying that we are the poor relations of the league. My advice to them would be to be happy that we're in this league. "Even Reading haven't found it easy and look who's gone down, Norwich, Southampton and Charlton. "Those teams were all in the Premier League four years ago and look where they are."

Source: ESA