Derek Adams: Plymouth Argyle manager says Wembley trip is 'reward' for hard work

Derek Adams (left)
Derek Adams (left) celebrates with coaching staff Paul Wotton and Craig Brewster after reaching Wembley

Plymouth Argyle boss Derek Adams says the club's Wembley trip is a "reward" for their hard work this season.

The Devon side will contest the League Two play-off final later this month against either Accrington or Wimbledon after overcoming Portsmouth.

"A manager needs help from everybody around them and I've had that from the players this season," Adams said.

"In my first season in English football to be able to take this famous football club back to Wembley, I'm very proud."

Adams has previously managed at Scotland's national stadium with Ross County, beating Celtic in the 2010 Scottish Cup semi-final before losing at Hampden Park to Dundee United in the final.

The Pilgrims have started only 25 different players in the league, with 10 of the 11 against Portsmouth also lining up on the opening day in August.

"The players have worked non-stop and they've got their rewards," added Adams to BBC Radio Devon.

"The players have got very good energy levels - they started off the season on the running track and it's prepared them well for the end of the season.

"I'm delighted that the players, their families and the supporters have got an opportunity to go and have a good day out at Wembley, but you only have a good day out at Wembley when you win."

Meanwhile, Plymouth have offered professional contracts to academy graduates Jack Calver, Owen Jones, Billy Palfrey, Ben Steer and Jake Miller.

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