We Still Believe

ARGYLE manager Derek Adams still believes there is a chance of the Pilgrims making the Sky Bet League One Play Offs.

After Tuesday night’s 2-0 defeat to Scunthorpe, the Greens need to win on Saturday away to Gillingham and hope that Charlton lose to Rochdale. There also needs to be a six goal swing, at least, in the goal difference. Despite the task, Derek Adams still believes his squad are capable of doing it.

Adams said: “We obviously know the permutations for Saturday and they are we have to win 3-0 and Charlton have to lose 3-0, then we are in the play-off positions. We then have to look at the other permutations that everything is equal and we go to a play off on Monday.

“We have to start well in the game and obviously score quite a few goals. We know that and we are capable of doing that, we have shown that this season.

“Rochdale need to win the game to stay in the league. We have to deal with our side of the bargain and win convincingly. We are going to have the tougher ask on Saturday that Rochdale as they are fighting for their lives and we are fighting for our lives to make the play-offs. We have seen their results at home this season, they have lost only five games and drawn too many. They need to win and if they do we have to do our job.”

The Argyle squad has been hampered with injuries throughout the season and that is no different for the final trip of the season to Gillingham, where Adams is not sure what to expect from the hosts.

“It’s the last game of the season it’s difficult to see,” said Adams. “They could come out all guns blazing or they could sit off things. It’s a difficult one, I honestly don’t know. What I do know is we are going to have to chase the game. We have to be on top form on Saturday to get the victory you need.

“We have got to assess Sarcevic and Threlkeld this morning (Thursday), Ainsworth has got sore hamstrings again, there’s also a few knocks so we will see. They might be in the squad it just depends on what happens, it is an important game for us. I am not going to throw somebody in if I don’t have to.”

The EFL have informed the club the match will start at 5.30pm regardless of any possible delays.

We advice the Green Army making the trip to Priestfield to arrive in plenty of time to avoid any possible delays there may be.