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Derek's Team Talk

1 October 2015

TUESDAY night's game against Barnet was the second time in a month that Derek Adams' Argyle side have come back from behind to grab a victory.

Prior to the turnaround at Wimbledon on September 1 - where Argyle trailed 2-0 and won 3-2 - the Greens had not managed to come back from behind in a league game in over two and half years. Turning around a single goal deficit on Tuesday against the Bees showed the confidence and belief in the squad. Despite thinking Barnet's goal on Tuesday was against the run of play Adams was not worried as he knows his team can always create chances.

"It was just about being patient to get that second goal," said Adams. "In the games we've been playing we've always had an opportunity to score goals. We've only once this season not scored in a game. We'll always create chances, that'll never be a problem." 

With an average of two points a game so far in the first ten league games Argyle are sitting pretty in second place in the Sky Bet League 2 table. Derek believes that the characters he has in his squad are responsible for the good start. "We've got very good characters in the camp," said Derek. "We've got players that are creative, we've got quick players in the team. When you've got a belief in the team then you're going to get back into the game." 

One man who has worked his way back into Adams starting 11 is Gregg Wylde. His assist for Jake Jervis on Tuesday night led to the winning goal for the Pilgrims against The Bees. Derek had lots of praise for his countryman: "Gregg's performed well. He's scored 2 goals this season and assisted in the last 2 goals we've scored at home against Bristol Rovers and Barnet. He's direct and quick and he's been great since I've taken over." 

While assists are helpful Adams, wants more of his players chipping in with goals to add to the tallies of jake Jervis and Graham Carey, who have scored 12 goals - seven and five goals respectively - between them. "We've got two players that have scored the vast majority," said Derek. "You want the likes of Reuben Reid and Brunt and even Wylde, Tanner and your midfield players to score goals as well. I think if you can get more players scoring it helps the team." 

The squad have seen already how tough the division they are in is, but Derek is confident that the good start the side have made will continue. He said: "We're under no illusions of the type of games we're going in to; we've seen how difficult it can be. We've got good options on the bench to come on and change the game as well."

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