IT is not even Advent yet, never mind Christmas, but Derek Adams’ mind is already set on the January Sales.
The Argyle manager has his list of players that he would like to bring to Home Park when the mid-season transfer-window opens, as he plots the Pilgrims’ progress away from the wrong end of Sky Bet League One.
Saturday’s defeat at Luton left Argyle heading into the festive season third-bottom of the division and Derek with at least half an eye on the second half of the campaign.
He said: “Of course we need to strengthen and there are players that will have to move on in January for new players to come in. That’s only natural.
“We’re always busy in January. It’s a month when we’ll have to get players in, but we have to look to next Saturday first. We have got a long way to go until January, we have got the end of November and the month of December first.
“Planning is in place. We have to identify players, which we have done, but it comes with players who have got clubs and it all takes time. We have obviously got players we need to move out, as well.
“It might be players that are in the squad, as well; they might have to move on to free up wages for new players to come in.
“We have got to get injuries back, as well. We were without six players [at Luton], as we have been for a good period of time - we have got a back four out; Conor Grant didn’t recover from injury from last Saturday; he was a big miss for us – but we just have to get on with it.
“We have got Fleetwood at home next week and a Tuesday night game at Shrewsbury. We have to get things moving.
“There’s nothing to suggest that we can’t because we have done well in previous games, but, at this moment in time, you do not know which Argyle team is going to turn up.”