Flying Standards

ARGYLE chief executive Martyn Starnes has praised manager Derek Adams...

...and his Pilgrims for the high disciplinary standards they have set this season.

Starnes made his comments in the light of the Football Association’s publication of a report regarding incidents during and after Argyle’s home game against Wycombe Wanderers on January 30.

Earlier this month, Argyle were fined £3,000 and Wycombe £2,500 and warned as to their future conduct after admitting two counts of failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

Starnes said: “We welcome the FA’s publication of the details of their Regulatory Commission’s findings in respect of our game against Wycombe last month.

“As a family club at the heart of our wide community, we fully embrace the values of good discipline, fair play and entertaining football.

“This can be seen by our position in the Sky Bet League 2 and the fact that we are one of the few clubs in the country not to have a player dismissed this season.

“Our red-card record has improved hugely season-by-season over the last five years: in 2011-12, we had 10 players sent off; last season, it was just three.

“We are determined to maintain – or, indeed, improve upon – the high standards that Derek Adams and his players have set this season.”