Hump Days

ARGYLE manager Derek Adams believes that his players’ application will see them over their early-season Sky Bet League One hump.

The Pilgrims’ 2-1 defeat at Bristol Rovers left them bottom of the table after 11 games of a campaign blighted by injuries and suspensions. 

It has been a rude introduction to life in the higher division after last season’s promotion, but Derek is taking the long-term view. 

“There’s nothing we can do about it, other than keep on working extremely hard, and that’s what we’re doing,” he said. 

“We’ve had injuries; we’ve had sendings-off; and we just need to get through this period and move forward.

“The results that we are not getting are due to circumstances that we need to try to change and we are working hard to do that. 

“We’re 100% doing what we can do to help [the players] and we feel that we’re doing the right things with them. They know that.  We’re just not getting that win or draw we need. 

“I’m different from everybody else. I’ve got the long-term strategy of the football club to look at. We’re new into the division and we will continue to work towards the end of the season because that’s where you’re judged on.

“It’s difficult but, as a manager, you have to look after the players and look after the football club as well.

“That’s my job and we’ll continue to work hard. We’ll get the rewards when they come along. We’ll get a win when we’re probably not due one.”