Derek on the Spirits

ARGYLE manager Derek Adams has seen no damage... his Pilgrims’ morale after the weekend’s late defeat at Accrington Stanley.

After leading from midway through the first half to five minutes from the final whistle at the Crown Ground, Argyle shipped two goals as the home side turned the game on its head.

It was a bitter pill to swallow at the time, but Derek is pleased – and not at all surprised – by his players’ resilience and determination since as thoughts turn towards the visit of Luton to Home Park on Saturday. Argyle remain in the Sky Bet League 2 automatic promotion places with just ten games of the season to play.

“The squad are high in spirits,” he said. “That’s maybe something that people don’t understand, coming off a defeat on Saturday.

“But the players come in and work hard and want it. We go into the next game in a very good position with 10 games to go. We need to push forward now.

“From our point of view, the three points would have been massive, but we haven’t been able to get them, so we just have to get back on to next game.

“We have never, as a team, got ahead of ourselves and we have managed to stay level-headed. We spoke about it that since the start of the season.

“It was always going to be a tight league. At this moment in time, as the games dwindle away, the more wins you can pick up, the better opportunities you are going to have.”