More Than Ready

WITH the opening fixture only days away, Derek Adams has said his team are 'more than ready' for the start of the season.

Argyle won five of their six pre-season games, drawing the other; a record which has impressed Adams: "They've done really well," he said, of his players. "They have worked hard and they are more than ready for the start of the season."

"It's very exciting for a lot of people, the players have shown that in pre-season they have been excited. They've performed well in the pre-season games. I'm looking forward to the start of the season. We have been very competitive in pre-season matches and that's been important.

"We want to go out and win as many games as we possibly can and that is always your ethos at the start of any season. On a weekly basis we will try and win each game. Wherever this season takes us we will go out to try and win."

Josh Simpson missed Argyle's final two pre-season games with a tight hamstring, but is back in training: "He trained on Monday," said Derek, "he is moving along well; we've got a fully fit squad except for Deane Smalley who has been a long-term absentee since January, so I'm happy to get through the pre-season."

Adams is looking forward to getting Deane back to fitness though, and is convinced he has plenty more to show the fans: "When you have a first-team player out for so long [it's frustrating]. You want to have all your players fit. It's disappointing for Deane himself, he's not been able to show the Argyle fans what a good player he is. He's moving along well and training hard so we're hopeful he will get back November or December."