Home Sweet Home Park

AFTER three weeks of playing away from home, Argyle manager Derek Adams is looking forward to feeling the full force of the Green Army as they return to Home Park on Saturday.

After taking two wins from three away trips to kick off September, the Greens play Bristol Rovers at the Theatre of Greens this weekend – their first home game since a 1-0 victory over Newport County at the end of August.

“We’ve been away for a number of games now; we need to get back and be at home,” said Adams. 

“The home support has been great, but the away support has been fantastic as well. To take nearly 1000 people to Wycombe on Saturday was great.

That near-four-figure set of supporters witnessed what felt like a key victory at Adams Park, as the Pilgrims showed their teeth to maintain a lead and see off Wanderers on their own stomping ground.
“We’re delighted with the win and the performance,” said Derek. “It’s not an easy venue to go to, and to come away with a 2-1 victory and to play as well as we did to create the chances that we had; it was a good afternoon for us.

“Sometimes you have to grind out results, and sometimes you have to play with a bit of flair, and we’ve got a side that are capable of doing both.

“We’ve started very well, and the confidence in the players is high. We need to continue that on a weekly basis.”

Plans are well underway to put together another successful game-plan for Argyle’s homecoming against Rovers, and the boss is keen to see his attacking options stamp their authority on another Sky Bet League 2 fixture. 

“I watched them [Rovers] last Sunday against Oxford United and they played very well,” said Adams. 

“They’ve changed their formation a couple of times – they’ve gone to a 3-5-2, they’ve played a diamond formation as well, so we know what problems they can cause us. 

“We know the strengths and weaknesses of their team, but I’m sure they’ll know the problems we can cause them. We’ve got good attacking options, and have players that are scoring goals.”