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17 December 2017

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DEREK Adams is looking forward to the January transfer-window “100%” content with the budget allocated to him by the Plymouth Argyle Board of Directors for mid-season squad changes.

The Pilgrims’ manager knows and endorses the club’s financial prudency as it continues to make progress up the EFL pyramid following hard times only a few seasons ago. 

“I know what the budget of this football club is since I came to this football club,” he said. “This football club knows where they are. 

“At the last Board meeting, we discussed it and the Board have given me a budget to go ahead and get players in for the remainder of the season.” 

Asked if was happy with that situation, Derek said: “100%” 

“As a manager, it’s difficult, but I’m given what I’m given and I take it. That’s the way it is as a football club.” 

He was speaking after the Pilgrims’ 1-1 Sky Bet League One draw at Rotherham, who had former Pilgrim Ben Purrington – who the Millers paid £300,000 for last season – on their substitutes’’ bench.

Derek said: “There are managers all over the country who would have liked to go out and spend £300,000 on a left-back, like Rotherham. I would. It wouldn’t be a left-back but I could go out and spend £300,000, but I can’t do that. 

“Would I like to go out and spend seven or eight grand on a player? Yes, I would, but I can’t do that.”

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