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25 October 2015

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AFTER two wins from their last three, difficult fixtures, Derek Adams puts Argyle’s table-topping form down to togetherness in his squad.

The Greens extended their lead atop the Sky Bet League 2 table to four points with a dramatic 2-1 win over Luton Town, as Ryan Brunt scored the winner in the final minute of stoppage time.

The victory means the Pilgrims have rallied to take six points from a possible nine in difficult fixtures against Luton, Accrington Stanley and Oxford United, all whilst dealing with injury problems. 

“To take six points from the last three games is very good,” said Derek. “We’ve had a difficult week. 

“You can’t forget that we played Accrington and won that. You’re always looking at ways to improve, and we’ve done that already this season. To have started 15 games, and to have 10 wins in those 15 games is very good. 

“You can see the players have got a great togetherness, and they’re all working in one direction.” 

Peter Hartley left the field at Kenilworth Road in the second half with an injury, but the boss is positive about his chances of the defender maintaining his record of starting in every game this season. 

“I don’t think it’s serious,” said Adams, “but it was enough for him to come off. 

“We’ll analyse it over the next couple of days, and see how he is for Saturday. It’s his hamstring, but it’s not serious.

Argyle’s top scorer this campaign, Jake Jervis, did not play in the Luton victory as his manager shuffled his pack against the Hatters, and Adams is backing the forward to remain a key part of his first-team plans.

“I left Jake out just to get him back to playing his best,” said Derek. 

“I think that he’s done really well for us this season, but it’s important that you keep people on their toes, and have them ready to get back in the team. 

“I keep on saying about trying to get competition for places; [Craig] Tanner’s come in today and done particularly well. Jake will be back in the team and be back on song."

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