GillsConnect News Desk

Dateline: SUNDAY 6 MAY 2018


Meanwhile a disappointed Plymouth Argyle manager Derek Adams said: “We’ve ran out of players; we’ve ran out of steam, really. We have had to play a lot of games in a short space of time and I think the fixtures have worked against us towards the end.”

Adams had his eye on other results saying, “I knew that Rochdale would win. Rochdale had to win to stay in the league and we’ve seen them play at home and do very well – we just didn’t keep our side of the bargain. But we knew it was going to be difficult, limited to the choices we had.

Adams lamented, “We ran out of players and there is nothing you can do about that. We have had a number of injuries to key players in the squad and it’s been difficult to field a team. We had 12 senior players with us, that’s all. We’ve got 11 injured at home.”

Reflecting on the game Adams said,“We just didn’t start the game well enough, obviously. We lose a goal after six minutes and it was going to be an uphill struggle after that. We fought back to try to get back into the game, but it was obviously a game too far for us.”

Adams added, “The boys that are here have put in a valiant effort throughout the season. There are players in the dressing-room just now that are knackered – they’re gone. We have had an injury situation that has caused us that problem.”

Finally he praised the 1,461 travelling support, “We have had a huge travelling support with us today and it was as disappointing for them as it was for me that we’ve not won the game, we’ve not drawn the game, and the goals we conceded were very poor.”