Flexible Friends

TO be successful at any level in sport it helps to be flexible and in recent weeks that's just what Derek Adams' Argyle side have shown.

Adams' ability to chop-and-change his side in recent weeks has effectively seen the Pilgrims maintain their impressive form which has seen them lose just twice in the last ten games and sit second in Sky Bet League 2. 

The return to fitness of Graham Carey, who came on in the closing stages in last Saturday's 1-1 draw with in-form Bristol Rovers, has not gone unnoticed by Adams with the Scottish boss having more options to add to his matchday squad along with the loan signing of defender Jordon Forster from Hibernian till the end of the season. 

"It's a big boost and the same with anyone that comes back from injury," said Derek. "Graham has been out for a number of weeks now and it's great to have him back in the squad and part of things again."

This season has seen the club play a variety of formations, with Adams often opting to use the 4-2-3-1 formation with two holding midfielders and then one of Reuben Reid or Ryan Brunt up front, though on occasions they have played together, including recent games against Northampton and Bristol Rovers. 

Derek said: "This season we have changed formation quite a few times, either before a game or during the game. We've got players that are adaptable. That's important when you're playing against teams that are difficult to break down and you have to play in a different manner.

"We work on formations game to game. We don't play the same way all the time. It depends on who we're up against, and the players work well together which is important."