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No Ordinary Game

3 March 2016

ARGYLE boss Derek Adams understand this Saturday's match is not like any other.

The Pilgrims, who are currently third in Sky Bet League 2 meet Oxford United, who lie one place about Argyle by virtue of a better goal difference. Nothing will be decided on Saturday, but a win for either side would be a huge step forward with fewer than a dozen games remaining. 

Oxford went ahead of Argyle on Tuesday night, winning against York as Argyle fell at Barnet. With little to separate the teams in the league, Saturday is the chance for Argyle to move three points ahead of their visitors once more. 

"It is not just another game," said Derek, "it is two teams that are in the automatic promotion places and vying to stay in that automatic position, it is a game that we would like to win.

"We can cause them a lot of trouble with the attacking flair that we have got. We have done particularly well this season by scoring goals and creating chances. The other night we did not take our chances, but it is important now that we take our chances.

"From my point of view we have got to take the game to them and find the spaces and the weaknesses in their side and play in those areas. It is important that we do that but the players have shown they are more than capable of scoring goals and creating chances. We have got a very good record of goals against as well."

Argyle have the third best home record in the league behind Northampton and now Barnet, and have won three of the last four games at Home Park, giving confidence going into Saturday's huge game.

"It is important that you pick up points at home and that is no different this Saturday," said Derek. "A win would be a very good result for us and it would put us three points ahead of Oxford, so it would be nice to get that win. 

"We have had a very good season and we are on the same number of points as Oxford - we would like to be three points ahead of them on Saturday."

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