CAMBRIDGE United are the hosts for Argyle’s Sky Bet League Two match this coming Saturday - and Pilgrims manager Derek Adams is not expecting an easy time.
United have drastically improved their fortunes since Argyle met them at Home Park in September. On that day, when the Greens won 2-1, Cambridge were bottom of the league. These days, they are 11th, just four points from the play-offs, following a significant upturn in fortunes. Their form through the final five weeks of 2016 was particularly eye-catching, but after winning on January 2, they are without a win in their last four matches.
They will not, though, says Derek, be a soft touch.
“They’re very stubborn," said Adams. "They’ve got a good work ethic about them. It’s a game where we’ve got to get our creative players and goal scorers to try and score.
“They obviously up their game against the big sides in the league, they’ve shown in the past to do that, but they’ve got talented players in their squad.
“It’s a difficult league, you look at results week-in-week-out, you look at Cheltenham going to Luton and winning. It’s competitive, and that’s why the fans enjoy it.
“Wins in this league are very important, draws against teams around you help as well, but three points can propel you up the league.
“We’ve got 19 games to go now, it’s on the run down to the end of the season so we know what we’ve got to do.”