Cautious Optimism

ARGYLE may well be going in to Saturday’s home fixture against Rochdale full of confidence – but boss Derek Adams will not get let that fact mean the Pilgrims get carried away.

Having picked up five points out of possible nine in the last two weeks, it would seem Argyle’s form is starting to turn around after a long run of games without a win.

Saturday’s visitors Rochdale will not be an easy fixture for Argyle, with former Pilgrims centre-back Keith Hill the current manager. 

The Dale currently sit 18th in the table, six points ahead of Argyle, and have not yet won an away League game this season. They have, though, like Argyle drawn two and won one of their last three outings. Adams knows it’s going to be a tricky fixture. 

“Rochdale came off a very good home win against Bristol,” he said. “We will approach it in the same way that we have done in previous weeks. They are a team that have been in this division a number of years, competed well, but we are on an unbeaten run we want to continue. 

“We have been too expansive at times this season and it has cost us. So we will play the way we do, we have been very attack minded this season and it hasn’t helped us. 

“Especially at home, you’ll see that we have had suspensions and sending’s off in these games but we have been to expansive in these games and too attacked minded. 

“From our point of view, we will analyse Rochdale’s weaknesses and see how we can exploit them as well as the strengths in their team.”