Think Fast

DEREK Adams want his Argyle side to take the fast track to promotion glory, starting with a win against Luton this weekend.

The Hatters go into the game with the same amount of away wins as the Pilgrims impressive on the road record. Nathan Jones now brings his side to Home Park off the back off four wins in their last five fixtures and will be looking to continue their strong recent form.

Derek, though, has a plan in place to try to inflict the maximum amount of damage on the visiting Hatters.

“We’ve got a lot of good pace in the side," said Derek. "Players like (Gregg) Wylde will terrify defenders and so will the likes of (Craig) Tanner and (Jake) Jervis on the other side. From our point of view we’ve got to really use that pace and scare the opposition. We have to use that to our full potential.

“It’s a tough test - but all games in this division are."

Argyle beat Luton earlier in the season when a last-ditch Ryan Brunt goal gave the Pilgrims a 2-1 win at Kenilworth Road in October. Since then, manager John Still has been replaced by Nathan Jones, who has introduced several new players, and steadily brought Luton up the table.

“They (Luton) have changed their team about a bit since we played them last," said Derek. "They’ve taken in some different players into the squad. They’ve obviously moved up the league a bit since then but from our point of view it’s about us and how we can cause them problems.

“We’re back home (this Saturday) and it’s a game we want to win against Luton. Against Accrington we were five minutes away from doing that. We gave away a soft penalty kick and then lost a bad goal and it’s something we have to change against Luton this weekend."

Kelvin Mellor is suspended for this weekend’s fixture following his dismissal against Stanley. Potential replacement Jordon Forster is still only a 'maybe' for the game following his jaw injury sustained against Barnet and, along with calf-victim Carl McHugh, is working hard to be fit.

“We’ve just got Forster and McHugh who are the two that could make it for Saturday," said Derek on Thursday. "We’ll see how they are today and tomorrow. Everybody else is fit.

“We’re just assessing him (Forster) day by day at the moment and he’s progressing well. We will see how he is for this weekend, if it’s not this weekend then it’ll be the following weekend."