Adams on Parade

ARGYLE are set to be travelling to Valley Parade twice within the space of a month for an away League fixture as well as the second round of the Emirates FA Cup.

The first match we are playing against third-placed Bradford City is this upcoming Saturday for a League fixture – and for now, that is all Derek Adams is interested.

The match on Saturday is obviously the most important to the team at this moment in time, and is also important to the manager: "We look at the League game on Saturday,” he said, “and the FA Cup will wait. The League game doesn't because it's the next game on the calendar.

"We're in a good run of form and we want to go there and pick up maximum points.

"They're doing really well and we got one of the toughest ties away from home in the FA Cup.

"We had a really tough time against Grimsby because they are doing well in League Two so we would rather that we had a team we haven't played for many years down in the divisions.

"It's another long trip for us but we just have to get on with it, we didn't get very fortunate with the draw in both ties.

"They played Chesterfield and they got a home tie against ourselves so I'm sure they'll be happy from that aspect but I don't think they'll be happy it's another League One club they're playing against.

"Bradford are probably thinking the same thing but it's the next round of the cup where we want to progress."

Adams decided make no changes to the line-up for the FA Cup match following the previous home match against Rochdale in which the sides drew 1-1, not only to show respect to the competition and Grimsby alike, but also because of the good form that has been shown in the past few games.

Not changing the line up could back up the reasoning behind Argyle's current unbeaten run. Following a run of losses at the beginning of the season, Argyle have now started a new run of unbeaten games and are hoping to continue this on Saturday.

"We are well supported as a football club, the supporters have shown their appreciation to the team and we just want to keep on picking up points in the League and putting ourselves in a better position," Derek said, "but we want to continue progressing through the rounds of the FA Cup and also in the Checkatrade Trophy as well."