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Gareth: We need to be resolute against Argyle

Blues boss previews Plymouth.

25 January 2019

Gareth Ainsworth is looking forward to pitting his wits against an in-form Plymouth Argyle at Adams Park this weekend.

The Chairboys welcome the Pilgrims on Saturday looking to register their third win on the spin following previous successes against Doncaster Rovers and Bristol Rovers, and now take on the Devonshire side that drew 1-1 with Wanderers in the reverse fixture back in August.

Derek Adams’ men have won their last four in the league and their victory at home to Walsall on Tuesday night moved Argyle to within five points of Wycombe going into this clash. The Blues boss, speaking to the press on Thursday morning, says his side will need to be unwavering in their display as two sides battling for survival go head-to-head.

“It’s going to be a tough game on Saturday against Plymouth Argyle,” Ainsworth said.

“We got a 1-1 draw down at their place earlier in the season where I thought in the second half we should have capitalised on some good chances and won the game.

“They are in good form at the moment; they are on a four-game winning streak and their front players appear to firing on all cylinders recently.

“(Ruben) Lameiras and (Graham) Carey are two names there that would put fear in a lot of teams and they have (Freddie) Ladapo who is both strong and quick so we need to make sure we are on top of our game and be resolute just like we were last week at Bristol Rovers.”

Wanderers are boosted with a near fully fit squad to choose from for Saturday’s game with just Darius Charles (hip) and Yves Ma-Kalambay (broken finger) confirmed out.

One player that is likely to feature however is Scott Kashket, who Ainsworth says came off midway through the second half at Bristol Rovers as a safety measure.

“Scotty came off as a precaution last week,” he added.

“That was his own decision really which is great as he knows his own body and he pre-empted any injury coming. He was feeling a bit of pain and having someone of the quality of Matt Bloomfield to come on allows you to make that change without any reservations.

“So I think Scotty will be back for the weekend, which just leaves Darius and Yves, who is quite close, still out.

“We have a near fully fit squad now and although we have a small group it is one that is full of quality and we are ready to go again on Saturday against Plymouth now.”

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