WHILE the weather made for a testing evening for the players in Argyle’s 2-1 Sky Bet League One victory over Walsall on Tuesday night, it was also challenging for the Green Army, who turned out once again in good numbers to cheer their team home.
This did not go unnoticed to Niall Canavan, Argyle’s matchwinner, or manager Derek Adams, who both took a moment to mention the committed Green Army in their post-match press-conferences.
“We’re very thankful for their support,” said Niall. “I mentioned earlier, the weather wasn’t particularly nice. The gaffer said that’s the coldest he’s been on the side-lines, so it must’ve been the same for the fans.
“We’re fully appreciative of the people coming out – they pay their good money to come and watch us, and we need to repay them with good results. Thankfully, we’re starting to do that.”
The official attendance for Tuesday’s game was 8,446, a sterling effort given that Argyle also had a home match on Saturday, coupled with the freezing conditions and post-Christmas finances. This was not lost on Pilgrims manager Derek Adams, either.
“I’m delighted to have so many coming to watch us,” said Derek. “It’s an excellent attendance for a Tuesday night game. Not everybody thought that was going to be the weather, so we would like to thank them for supporting us.”
Argyle now have a run of fixtures away from the comforts of Home Park, at Wycombe and Peterborough, before returning to a likely sold-out Theatre of Greens to face rivals Portsmouth on Saturday, February 9.