STRENGTH in togetherness is of key importance to Argyle manager Derek Adams, as he prepares to take on Exeter City.
The Pilgrims are at the pinnacle of the Sky Bet League Two table with 11 games played, but the small matter of a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie, their Devon rivals, and the club’s 5,000th ever game are top of the agenda for Derek and his squad right now.
The Green Army have already witnessed a number of excellent individual showings this season, but Adams feels the collective input of the entire squad is the main positive.
“I think it’s a team performance,” said Derek, “and it’s the team that stands out. We’re a football club that works together.
“We have got individual players that are capable of doing the unexpected, we’ve got creativity, but we’ve got good defenders in our team as well. From my point of view, I look at it from a team point of view.”
Those positives will be taken into the huge game at Home Park, as the starting eleven is reshuffled to cover for the suspensions of Carl McHugh and Gary Sawyer.
“It’s frustrating from the point of view that they miss the cup match,” said Adams, “and cup bookings and league bookings are all amalgamated.
“Gary Sawyer’s been a great player for me since I came here. Gary’s been very reliable, he has very good experience, and he’s helped the back line since coming here.
“We’ll wait and see what team they put out tomorrow night and if they make a few changes, but they may have a wee think about that because it is a derby match. They might send out a strong side.”