Reaction Time

IT is an old football saying that it is not losing that is important, but how you react to it.

Argyle manager Derek Adams expects his Pilgrims to bounce back from the disappointment of their 2-1 Sky Bet League 2 defeat at Accrington when old adversaries Luton Town visit Home Pak next Saturday.

“Listen – we have got to pick ourselves up and go again,” he said, after two Stanley goals in the final five minutes kept Argyle in the division’s third automatic promotion spot, three points ahead of the chasing pack.

“We have got ten games to go now and, from my point of view, it’s about picking up enough points to keep us in the position we’re in – it’s an incredible league, and it’s a difficult league.

“We have to keep focused and going. We have put ourselves in a fabulous position. We were in a terrific position at five minutes to go and we have lost the game. That shouldn’t have been allowed to slip.

“We have been in magnificent form but, today, we didn’t play with the cohesion that our fans deserved.

“We’re always looking over our shoulder – we do that all the time because we’re ahead of teams – we have been that way throughout the season. We have got ten games to go and we know how difficult a league it is but, to play the way we did today wasn’t good enough from our standards.”