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Scott's View on Meeting the Old Boss

13 December 2019

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THIS Saturday sees former Argyle manager Derek Adams return to Home Park with his new Morecambe, having taken over at the Glove Arena last month.

It is a tough assignment for Adams, as Morecambe are currently bottom of the table in Sky Bet League Two, but Argyle defender Scott Wootton is well aware that tomorrow’s game will be an almighty scrap.

“There’s no easy games, they [Morecambe] are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table, so they’ll come here fighting for their lives,” said Scott.

“We’ve done well against the top teams in the league but had some poorer results against teams in the bottom half earlier in the season, so we won’t be taking it lightly at all.

“I’ve come up against previous managers teams before, you tend to know how they play, but it’s not about Derek Adams, it’s about Morecambe and Plymouth. 

“I think he always tried to nullify the oppositions strengths, I’m sure he’ll have his players fired up to nullify our strengths too.”

Such is the ever-changing nature of football, Argyle is a very different club under the stewardship of Ryan Lowe but there is the element of familiarity in some of the players that were brought to Home Park by Derek Adams.

“It feels like a different club, everything about it, the changing room, training pitch, different players,” said Scott. He [Derek Adams] will know some players, their strengths and weaknesses. I’m sure he’ll watch the games and know how we play, but it’s one thing to know how we play but if we play well, we’re confident that we can win and they’ve got to try and stop that.

“It’s amazing [the changes in the club], credit to the manager for bringing in great staff and players and bringing in a good vibe, credit to the people behind the scenes for the facilities. It feels like a different club almost in certain aspects.

“They’re completely different characters [Lowe and Adams]. Derek kept a lot more to his chest, the new manager has been fantastic, you can come to him about anything, football or non-football, he’s very approachable and knows exactly what he wants. Training’s different, but there’s no right or wrong way to play football.”


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