Claw Back Stanley

AFTER a valuable victory at Rochdale last weekend, Argyle turn their attention to Accrington Stanley and clawing back points on another side within reach in Sky Bet League One.

Accrington made a fine start to the campaign, adjusting brilliantly to the third tier following their historic promotion, but have stuttered a little recently with four straight defeats in the league.

Despite that form, Argyle manager Derek Adams is well aware of the threat Accrington will pose and naturally keen to kick-off the Christmas schedule with a victory.

“They’ve got a good number of points already but they’re not too far ahead of us in the table, which means, as we did last week at Rochdale, we want to claw them back in,” said Derek.

“They have changed their squad a small amount from last season. They lost a couple of players sold to Ipswich for good money and they’ve taken in a few loans.

“They are a club that are punching above their weight and they don’t have any expectations because of the small fanbase they have. What they do have is an energy and togetherness that takes them very far.

“We’re looking to win the four games over this period and we’ve shown against all teams that we can compete. We’ve played against Wimbledon and beaten them, we played well against Burton Albion and Oxford. The only team we haven’t played is Accrington.

“As a promoted side, you sometimes get the fortune that nobody knows the type of team you are and that’s what Accrington had at the start of the season. Now they’re in a situation, like ourselves, where they need to pick up more wins.

“We won last Saturday, drew the week before and have some momentum.”

Christmas celebrations at Home Park for Accrington game

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