Setting Our Sights High

ARGYLE’S New Year’s Day 3-0 win over Oxford United lifted them one place up the Sky Bet League One table, to 23rd, and within a win of escaping the relegation zone, but manager Derek Adams has his sights set much higher over the final 20 games of the campaign.

He said: “We are chasing the teams around about 11th and 12th position – we are ten points behind them, which is really close so, from that point of view, the league becomes tighter and tighter.

“You look at the likes of Wycombe and Accrington, Walsall – we are looking at these teams, but we have to get ourselves out of the bottom zone first of all to look even further. 

“We feel that, if we can get a grip on them, we can go past them, but we have got to get to them before we can do that.

“We knew that, if we got three points, we could catch a good number of teams and there are few teams in free-fall at this moment in time around about mid-table, if you look at their results.

“Over the years, we have always enjoyed the run-in. We know that the finishing line is near. We have got to pick up wins. We have done that [against Oxford].”

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