Move Forward to Accrington

ARGYLE manager Derek Adams wants to quickly move on from Monday’s 3-0 home defeat to Barnsley in Sky Bet League One and look ahead to our trip to Accrington on the weekend.

“We have got to look at the Accrington game now and have got to win that,” said Derek. “That will allow us to go into the last game of the season [knowing what we have to do]. We all know that the teams round about us have got difficult fixtures as well but, if we win our remaining games, we will have done our job.”

After the Easter fixtures, Argyle sit on 47 points, one point and one place above the relegation zone. Crucially, though, Argyle’s fate remains in their own hands in the bid to stay in the division.

Derek said: ”Of course, that’s what you want it to be [in our control]. We have got to go to Accrington and then have Scunthorpe at home, we have got to win the next game, that is important. If we go to Accrington next week and win, that puts a different spin on things“

Meanwhile, the manager says he is unsure whether top scorer Freddie Ladapo will be fit to take part in the vital game against Stanley after missing the Barnsley defeat through injury.

“He came into the physio room [Sunday] and said that he couldn’t train or play, he has a calf and a groin injury, so ruled himself out,“ said Derek. “We’ll have to wait and see, but he did say he couldn’t train or play [against Barnsley]. It is too early to say if he will be fit for next week, I have no idea.”

Paul Anderson, Jamie Ness and Alex Fletcher all made appearances from the bench in the second period against Barnsley, which may hint toward Derek’s thinking for next week.

“We brought on those players to try and change the game, unfortunately they were not able to do that, but we will freshen things up for next week’s game,” said Derek.

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