DEREK Adams and his coaching staff have certainly done their due diligence...
...on Yeovil Town as Argyle look to further improve their away form on Saturday.
Adams, assistant manager Craig Brewster, and chief scout Greg Strong have all travelled to see the Glovers in action over recent weeks, witnessing something of a resurgence under their new boss Darren Way.
“I watched them against Carlisle in the FA Cup game,” said Derek. “Craig Brewster watched them against Luton the other night, so we know about them; Greg Strong watched them at Wimbledon.
“They’ve obviously changed manager and, when you change manager, sometimes teams change personnel and that has happened at Yeovil. They’ve picked up a good number of draws, a good number of wins, in that space of time and they’re on the front foot now.
“They’re a team that are playing with a wee bit of confidence now. They’ve been able to pick up a number of points, and they’re playing without any fear at this moment in time. That comes with taking in a new manager and allowing them to settle in. As it comes to the end of the season, that can change, but they’ve done particularly well.”
The Greens make the relatively short journey to Huish Park minus two midfielders, Josh Simpson and Tyler Harvey, who miss a second game in a row through injury.
The short trip allows the Pilgrims to travel up on the day of the game for the first time this season, as Derek and his squad do everything in their power to maintain their league-leading record away from home of nine wins from 14 games.
“We travel on the morning of the game,” said Adams. “Last season, we were very good at home and weren’t so good away from home. I think it’s important you do well away from home, and this season we’ve been able to do that.
“It was one of the things I thought about when I first came here: to improve the away record, and we’ve done that. If we can pick up as many points away from home, it’ll stand us in good stead.
“The park’s looking great at Yeovil – it’s a nice set-up. We’ve got a full allocation of tickets sold, so I think we’ll have a very good support again, and the players are enjoying playing away from home.”