ARGYLE manager Derek Adams is not dwelling on last season’s result against Blackpool as he prepares his players for Tuesday's Sky Bet League One clash with the Seasiders at Home Park.
Last season saw the Seasiders record a 3-0 Home Park victory against the Pilgrims in March but Adams does not believe that this will have any impact in the same fixture this time around.
“It’s another game,” said Derek. “We obviously won up there against Blackpool and they won down here. Two different games and it’s two different sides this time around. They’ve changed their personnel about - not a lot, but they have had ins and outs.”
Blackpool earned their place in League One with a win in the Sky Bet League Two Play-Off final and have held their own this season.
They are currently in the highest position in the league of the teams who won promotion from League Two last season - in seventh place - with three wins, two draws and one defeat this season. Their latest point came on Saturday in a 0-0 draw at Scunthorpe United.
“They defended well but had a number of attacks, as well,” said Derek. “They played with a 4-5-1 formation, sat in and frustrated Scunthorpe at times, but also, at other times, they were in the attacking third of the pitch.”
Derek believes that to be the way that Blackpool will shape up when they take on the Pilgrims at Home Park.
“They’ve got success from it,” said Derek. “I think when you get success, you continue to do the same thing."
Argyle are currently 20th in League One, following three consecutive defeats but the Argyle manager is confident of turning this around, starting on Tuesday night.
“It’s a league that nothing surprises you,” said Derek. “They’ve won three games at home this season and two draws away from home. That is something that we have looked at, but, in this league, anything can happen.
“We analyse the games and look at how well we’ve done. We knew that we were coming into a good division and that has certainly been the case. We’re happy with the performances.
“When you look at the stats, we are very high up with the chances that we have created and that is pleasant to see because you would have thought, going into another division, that would have been the opposite.
“We have created more opportunities that a lot of clubs in the division. We’re high up there with the number of chances that we have created in the division; we have just been unable to take them when they have come along and that is something that we’ll continue to work on.”