Plymouth Argyle are enduring a nightmare start to the new season, with no wins from their opening seven matches.
They’re bottom of League One and look to be a completely different side to the one that pushed for a play off place last season.
The bulk of the squad has remained the same, but results have not and they face 9th place Blackpool this weekend desperate for a result to kick-start their season.
It’s a clash of two seaside towns, but it won’t be a stroll on the beach for the Pilgrims despite being at Home Park. That home advantage could prove crucial though, as manager Derek Adams explains.
“The fans have been fantastic with us,” He told the Plymouth Herald. “They have supported us and the atmosphere has been very good. They continue to see good football and they will obviously want to see a win. Being at home is always good for us. We want to get our first win on board and we have been working hard this week to do that.”
Plymouth haven’t won at home since April, when they defeated Rotherham United 2-1.
These are difficult times at Plymouth, but they’re not wholly unexpected. They snatched wins last season that data suggested they might not have deserved. This season they’ve not been much worse, but they’ve not got the same breaks.
Derek Adams is a popular character, if only in Plymouth, but they’ve a lot to do to turn the season around.