Plymouth boss hints that Scunthorpe are a one man team ahead of weekend encounter


Plymouth Argyle boss Derek Adams believes nullifying Iron winger Josh Morris will go a long way to helping his side overcome Scunthorpe United this weekend.

Morris, who silenced his critics with a second half winner against Oxford United, has struggled to replicate last season’s early form but Adams says his side will still look to stop the Iron getting him on the ball.

“We’ll look to try and stop the supply to (Josh Morris). That’s one of the areas you always have to be aware of, if somebody has a good goal-scoring record,” Adams told the Herald.

Adams thinks that marking Morris out of the game will give them the upper hand on Graham Alexander’s men and hinted that he believes Scunthorpe are too reliant on the former Bradford man’s goals.

“It’s important to spread the goals throughout the team because if you man-mark one player out of the team where do the rest of your goals come from?

“That’s why it’s never important to have a 20-goal a season striker and have nobody else scoring them.

“We’ve got a team with players who can score goals from a variety of positions so other teams will find it very difficult to man-mark four or five out of the game.”

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Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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