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Minds Change Quickly

Summer Recruits Ready to Prove their Worth

19 October 2018

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THE fax machine at Home Park (and Plumer House) was typically busy this summer, with a number of players coming and going from the Argyle rota.

It was a scene repeated at football clubs all over the country and Argyle manager Derek Adams has asked for patience in judging the quality of his recruitment drive in the close-season.

There is no question it has been a tough start to the current campaign and Argyle welcome Burton Albion in Sky Bet League One on Saturday, with the objective of points on the board and changing fluid perceptions.

“You have that every season [questions on summer recruitment],” said Derek. “Every manager is asked that question and there have been a number of players over previous years that supporters have said wouldn’t been good enough.

“All of a sudden, they can become the best player in the team, so you’ve got to be careful with making early assumptions. I feel we’ve got a very good squad, we’ve given existing players new contracts and taken in new players in the summer.

“We’ve done well with the recruitment drive we’ve had to deal with. If we’ve got to [judge], we should do that at the end of the season and how we perform toward the end of the season.

“In the modern era, people like to jump on to things very quickly and hang on to things, and then, all of a sudden, change their minds. It happens very quickly nowadays; people will question things and change their minds very quickly.”


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