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28 January 2016

ARGYLE manager Derek Adams expects more of the same from his Argyle side as his side host 10th placed Wycombe Wanderers this Saturday.

The Pilgrims, who equalised against local rivals Bristol Rovers in the 88th minute through Josh Simpson's fine drive, come up against a tough Wanderers outfit which has only lost 3 times on the road all season, conceding just eight goals in their 13 games away from Buckinghamshire. 

"We know about Wycombe," said Adams. "We played them earlier in the season and they've done well in the league and the FA Cup. They're a team that like to get the ball forward very quickly to their strikers and that's what we're going to have to deal with."

One statistic that lies in Argyle's favour is that they've still yet to fail to score at Home Park in a league fixture this season with 22 goals scored in their 15 games so far. However, the Chairboys have won the last four away meetings between the two, most notably including last seasons 3-2 play-off win when they visited Devon.

"The game we played there we were excellent and I think in the first half we probably could have been out of sight. In the second half they knocked balls into the penalty box but I thought it was a very good performance." said Derek of Argyle's 2-1 win at Adams Park in September.

Goals from Reuben Reid and Jake Jervis in that fixture saw the Greens head on a seven game unbeaten run - including five wins - which saw them top of the League 2 standings.

Adams strengthened their squad on Wednesday with the signing of Sky Bet League 1's Bury's former Exeter forward Daniel Nardiello. He was keen to stress that the 33-year-old would provide impetus for his squad to stay on their toes and could only help them in the season run in.

He said: "Towards the end of the season you need a team of players capable of scoring goals and competition for places as well and we've got that now. So now they have to be in top form and that's the onus we have to put on the players and it's something they'll all be thriving on.

"They'll be really wanting to score goals and create chances to stay in the team because if they don't they know there's somebody coming down the back of them that want to take their place".


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