What Counts

ARGYLE concluded the first half of their Sky Bet League Two campaign with a comfortable victory against Yeovil Town...

...and Derek Adams is looking for more of the same when they visit Newport County on Monday.
The Pilgrims guaranteed their place in the promotion places going into 2016 with their 1-0 win over the Glovers, courtesy of a 59th-minute strike from Ryan Brunt - their 14th league win of a stunning league campaign to date.
“We’re obviously delighted with the first 23 games,” said Derek. “We’ve got 23 to go, and the points total of 46 points is excellent. It’s been a hard effort form the players and staff to get us to where they are.
“We’ve won seven games at home, we’ve won seven games away from home, so we’ve got an identical record home and away. You can’t make any qualms about that – it’s exceptional stuff.”
Just 48 hours after that, though, the Greens are back in action – and visiting a very familiar figure. Argyle’s trip to Newport sees them renew acquaintances with John Sheridan, now in charge of the Exiles after steering the Greens to the League Two play-offs last season.
County have steadied the ship somewhat after a worrying start to the season, and despite a quicker turnaround than usual between fixtures, Adams is ready to start the second the half of Argyle’s season the way they ended the first.
“We’ve looked forward to the game against Newport,” said Derek. “Newport have changed manager this season, and it’s always the case where things change when a new manager comes in. They’ve changed their style from 3-5-2, they’ve played 4-4-2 at times as well, so it’ll be a tough match.
“We want to try and win every match, and put ourselves in an excellent position. At the start of the season, to say that we were going to be in this position; I don’t think that any Plymouth Argyle fan would’ve thought that.”