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Edwards Does Not Need Telling to Focus

10 November 2017

IT is very likely that Argyle boss Derek Adams will be telling his players not to worry about their Emirates FA Cup tie at Bradford in December as they prepare for their first of two trips to the Yorkshire club within the next three weeks.

Ryan Edwards, though, believes the players are already focused on the task at hand, and are ready to continue the club’s recent good form.

“He doesn’t even have to say that,” said Ryan. “We’re professional footballers, we know that anyway. We’ve got to get back to the League now and focus on that because we need to pick up points.”

 “[Bradford] are always up there and it’s always a good atmosphere, because there’s 20,000 in. You want to play in the big games against the better teams with the bigger crowds because it’s what football is all about, and hopefully we can go up there and upset the odds.

“It will be a big crowd and a good atmosphere to play in. But we’ve shown against the better teams this year what we can do, we were unlucky against Wigan in the last few moments. Shrewsbury we were unlucky not to hold out.”

Whilst Ryan admits the game will be difficult, he remains positive of Argyle’s ability, and believes that carrying that positivity into the match will help them come out on top.

“We’re five unbeaten,” he said. “We’ve tightened up a lot and we seem to be creating a lot of chances. Long may that continue, because whoever we’ve got, if we can keep them out we’ve always got the ability to nick a couple.

“You’re going to be busy every game, everyone’s a tough opponent. But every opponent’s got weaknesses, and it’s up to us to exploit those, keep tight and keep doing what we’re doing defensively.

“We can’t go there thinking they’re one of the best in the league. We’ve got to do our homework on them and see where they’re strong and see where they’re weak and do our best to prepare before we set off.”


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