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Deserve to Preserve

29 April 2018

ARGYLE boss Derek Adams was delighted by the character shown by his players to overturn a deficit and keep promotion hopes alive.

The opposition for Adams' team today was a tough Rotherham side who had already booked their play-off place in Sky Bet League One.

Rotherham led through Richie Towell at half-time, but an equalsier by Joel Grant then a penalty winner in the 90th minuite by Graham Carey gave Argyle the points.

"Rotherham are a very good side, they're in the play offs," said Derek.

"They've come down from the Championship last year and performed well this season. They've got good players all over the pitch. You look at their bench, the ones that come off there, they've got a lot of good changes so rightly so they're in the position they are in, in the league. They're a very good outfit.

The Pilgrims came back from a goal down to win the game in a late dramatic fashion from the penalty spot with precision from none other than that man Graham Carey. It is becoming a recurring trait this season and was never in any doubt when the ball was in the hands of the Irishman.

"I thought we started the game very well," said Derek, "on the front foot and kept a lot of good possession. We were probably unfortunate not to have gone ahead in the game earlier. We make a mistake with Zak Vyner, he was obviously too casual on the ball and it allows them to get in, get ahead in the game. Towell took the goal very well and give them a foothold in the game.

"We knew that at half-time that if we kept on probing we would get chances in the game and that's what happened. We kept on plugging at them and eventually we scored a very good goal, a flick on from Graham and a great finish from Joel Grant. In the end we get the penalty kick and Graham puts it in the top corner.

"Big pressure but he dealt with it well but he's a big game player with a lot of responsibility on him.

"He's been outstanding this season. He's scored goals and made assists. Zak Vyner, young player of the year, has come in and done well so thoroughly deserved their reward."


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