ARGYLE manager Derek Adams recognises there is still work to be done for his side to secure Sky Bet League One football next season and hopes we can take a big step toward that against Doncaster Rovers.
Rovers have not lost at home in 12 matches and are currently sitting pretty in the final play-off spot. However, recent Argyle performances make the gaffer believe we are capable of getting a result in Yorkshire.
He said: “Doncaster have done well this year and are in a position where they are in the play-offs at this moment in time. We have got to go there and play as well as we did against Charlton, especially in the first half, we played really well, and follow on from the good performances against Bristol Rovers and Blackpool.
“We played really well, we took the game to Charlton, stopped them playing out from the back. We were unfortunate not to have gone ahead in the game, we missed a penalty kick, two minutes later, they go up the park and score, after that, half time comes, and we lose a goal quickly after that.
“We found it difficult in the second period, once we were 2-0 down, but the first-half performance was very good, following on from the games against Bristol Rovers and Blackpool. [both 2-2 draws]“
From his point of view, Derek’s main grievance is the fact that we do get into good positions- on par with the division’s best and in general play very well, but do not convert chances regularly enough.
He said: “ We have had it a number of times this season where we have not taken our opportunities when they come along, you get a sucker punch quickly after that, and that’s hard to take but we have to take opportunities when they come along.
“We get in the final third more times than many teams; someone told me a stat the other day that we have had more final third entries than Barnsley this season. The frustration is not taking maximum points from Bristol Rovers and Blackpool because we were in good positions. Against Charlton, we played ever so well and were frustrated that we didn’t put ourselves in a better position.“