The Big Weekend
DEREK Adams is unequivocal about the magnitude of Argyle’s Easter.
The Pilgrims visit Morecambe on Good Friday, before entertaining York City on Bank Holiday Monday, and the Pilgrims’ manager said: “It is important that we win against Morecambe and win against York. That is the importance of this weekend.”
Argyle go to Morecambe having lost successive games for the first time this season, although Derek believes the defeat double does not properly reflect his team’s performances.
He also thinks that Morecambe’s relatively lowly position in Sky Bet League 2 and recent poor trot is an equally unreliable indicator of the hosts’ capabilities.
“They have done well again this year; been able to get into and around mid-table,” he said. “They are a decent side. They were unfortunate, last week, to come away with a defeat at Leyton Orient.
“It doesn’t matter in this league; this league is difficult. You just have to look at the teams around mid-table and the bottom – they are all difficult games. It’s a league that you can’t predict; we just need to get the win that our performances deserve and get the goals that our players deserve.”
Morecambe have the division’s fifth-best attack in terms of goals scored, which will put an Argyle defensive unit – boosted by the return, on Wednesday, of Hiram Boateng on loan from Crystal Palace – to the test.
“Throughout the season, they have scored and they have conceded,” said Derek.
“To have the third-best away record in the league at this stage of the season is very good. We are proud of that and want to try to make that even better than it is.
“From our point of view, we just have to keep on going.”