Shots' lucky charm to give Argyle the baby bluesBy Jon Couch
February 07, 2013
CAPTAIN Ben Herd is hoping Aldershot Town’s little lucky mascot can work his magic on Saturday – his 10-week old son Harrison.
Baby Harrison is due to make his fifth visit to the EBB Stadium for the crunch visit of fellow strugglers Plymouth Argyle this weekend – and is yet to see the Shots lose a game.
“He’s our little lucky charm,” Herd told the News & Mail. “Every time he comes down to a home game we seem to do well.
“It’s a big game for us on Saturday, he’s due to come down again so hopefully he can rub off on us.”
The visit of the Green Army marks the start of a big week for the Shots with the long re-arranged trip to Morecambe following swiftly on Tuesday night.
And Herd reckons six points from those two games would take a huge weight off everyone’s shoulders as the race to avoid the drop from League Two gathers pace.
“It’s a big week for us,” he added. “Our form is not bad, not great, but OK, but now we need to push on and with Plymouth in such close proximity to us in the league, we know it must start here.
“We set ourselves a challenge after the Middlesbrough game and so far, after Exeter, it’s one down and 17 to go. It would be nice though to fast forward a week with six points in the bag from these two games.
“It’s getting tight down there as other teams are winning also, and it’s disheartening when sometimes enough is still not enough.
“But you can only look after yourselves and we know we’ve got what it takes to get out of this.
“As Bristol Rovers have shown us, a week is a long time in football and things can change very quickly.”
Plymouth, who lie one place and one point below the Shots in the table, just above the relegation zone, will have former Shots captain Anthony Charles and fellow defender Guy Branston in their squad for Saturday, while former assistant manager Gary Owers is also on the coaching staff.