At a Crawl
2nd October 2015
ARGYLE manager Derek Adams side play their 11th league game of the season on Saturday at home to Crawley Town, one of the teams that came down from League 1 at the very end of last season.
Whilst Crawley have not made the start they'd have hoped for - they sit in 21st place in the table with two wins and two draws to their name - Adams believes they won't be there for long. He said: "They've got very good players in their team, they've obviously come down from League 1 and they'll want to try and get back up there again.
"When you drop down a division you lose players and you take in new players as well. It has been all change there.
"In the last 3 games they've played 4-4-2, 4-3-3 & 5-3-2 so that tells you a bit about how they can change the formation."
One player who will know more than most is Josh Simpson, who signed for the Greens at the beginning of the season after making 148 appearances for Crawley over a five year period. Derek praised Simpson for the way he has played after being thrust into the action after returning from injury.
"He's a very experienced player and he's obviously played in a win and a draw in these two games," said Derek.
Apart from long standing injuries to Deane Smalley and James Bittner who are inching closer to joining the first team the only injury worry is to Carl McHugh. The Greens' number four has been working with the physio after injuring his hamstring. Derek said, of his progress: "We're hopeful that it's not too long. We'll work away and see how he responds to the running and twisting and turning over the next couple of days."
Graham Carey picked up a knock during Tuesdays game but Derek is confident his playmaker will be available for selection. "He'll be fine for Saturdays game," said Derek.