Care About the Carabao

ARGYLE manager Derek Adams is not daydreaming about a long run in the Carabao Cup after dumping last season’s semi-finalists Bristol City out of this year’s competition in the first round.

A first-half goal from Yann Songo’o was enough to earn a 1-0 win at Ashton Gate and put the Pilgrims in a regionalised draw for the second round which includes sides from each of the country’s top four divisions.

Now Derek wants Argyle, having won through to the relatively uncharted waters of the second round, to be paired with a tie that earns the Pilgrims’ money, as well as plaudits. 

“To get through to the next round of the cup is very important,” he said. “The football club have only done it three times in the last 25-26 years, so that shows you what an achievement it is for us. 

“I would rather that I had a big tie in the next round, at Home Park or away from home; I would rather I had a lot of money generated because I don’t have a lot of money to spend, and I would like that to happen. 

“I’ve got to think of the football club; I’ve got to think how we can progress over the years. There has been money generated for the stadium; now we have to generate money for the team.”