Plymouth Argyle 'ahead of schedule' says boss Derek Adams after third straight loss

Derek Adams
Derek Adams had led Plymouth Argyle to a 14-game unbeaten run before losing their last three matches

Plymouth Argyle manager Derek Adams has urged supporters not to panic despite a third successive defeat.

The Pilgrims were seven points clear at the top of League Two, but are now in second place after losing at Morecambe.

It mirrors a similar dip in form from 12 months ago when Argyle had led by five points in November, but were pegged back by the end of the month.

"We're a team that transformed over the closed season and we're ahead of schedule," Adams told BBC Radio Devon.

"We've won more games than anyone else in this league, some people need to have a reality check. We're not Barcelona or Man City, we're Plymouth Argyle.

"We're working really hard, we've got good players in the dressing room and I've already stated before we're punching well above our weight."

Since taking over at Home Park in the summer of 2015, Adams has led Argyle to 48 wins in his 71 games in charge, and the club only missed out on promotion to League One after defeat to AFC Wimbledon in May's play-off final.

"It's because of how well we've done that people get disappointed and that's the nature of my job to do that," added Adams.

"Sometimes I'm a problem for myself because we become so successful that people get disillusioned at times.

"That happened in my old job at Ross County where I finished as champions, fifth and seventh because I'm very good at my job.

"We've got a winning percentage of over 50% and for a team that is like that sometimes people have just got to chill out, have a reality check and believe they're not as good as they are."

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