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Derek's Belief

Play-Off Dream Alive in Gaffer's Eyes

28 April 2018

ARGYLE manager Derek Adams is confident of securing a play-off position going into the final two games of the season.

Argyle beat fellow promotion hopefuls Rotherham at Home Park after coming back from a goal behind to keep the Pilgrims hopes of a play-off spot in their grasp. It is still all in Argyle's hands now as to whether the season ends on a spectacular note as the good times keep being brought back to the Theatre of Greens.

Rotherham led through Richie Towell, but Argyle never through in theirs, coming back in the second half with goals from Joel Grant and a late Graham Carey penalty. 

Adams' men have to play their remaining two league games against Scunthorpe United and Gillingham with the former a side hoping to protect their play-off position that they currently sit in.

Derek said: "You've got to be confident because of the form we're in.

"Scunthorpe are a team that have been up that top end of the table all season and they've got strong characters in their dressing room as well.

"I think having that situation is brilliant for us. For where we've been this season, coming into League One and being able to fight our way into seventh position is brilliant. I think it's only between three teams to get into the play offs now."

Not for the first time this season, the Pilgrims battled adversity and scored a dramatic late minute winning goal. 

"We've got tremendous character throughout the side," said Derek. "We've had a lot of setbacks throughout the season that we've had to deal with but these players deal with it all the time. Today is a prime example, we had to win the game and we get the three points. We take it to the two last games of the season.

Adams is that confident about his side snatching a play-off spot that he decided not to do the lap of appreciation with his team today. Derek and his staff didn't walk around with his players and their families as the manager has decided that he will do his lap at a later date.

"I'm waiting for the play-off game before we do that," said Derek. "

"Myself and my staff, we waited inside because we'll do that after the play-off game."


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