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Derek Looking to Nullify Gills Striking Presence

9 December 2017

ARGYLE manager Derek Adams knows the importance of Saturday’s Sky Bet League One at home to fellow strugglers Gillingham.

Despite being 21st in the table, the Gills have been on a positive run of late having been unbeaten in their last five League matches winning twice and drawing the other three.

Derek knows the significance of picking up three points against teams around Argyle in the table.

“A win is important for us considering the position we are in,” he said. “If we can get three points on Saturday it puts us in a better position and closes the gap between a good number of teams in the league.” 

Having been knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday, Derek felt that if his team performs to a similar standard this weekend Argyle will be in a good position to pick up a positive result. 

He said: “We played last week against Bradford, played some really good attacking football and should have scored a couple of goals. They got a couple of goals that were fortunate for them. 

“I thought that we created a good number of opportunities throughout the 90 minutes and the chances we created we should have taken. 

“But from our point of view if we play like we did at Bradford we have a good opportunity to win the game.” 

The Gills have two big target men upfront and Adams knows Argyle are going to have to deal with their aerial threat if they are to pick up three vital points. 

“They are very direct as a team,” said Derek. “They get the ball from back to front very quickly and get support to them. So we are going to have to deal with that threat, they have Tom Eaves and Wilkinson and they will try to get it into them as quickly as possible.”


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