Former Pilgrims keeper ‘didn’t feel safe’ at Home Park

Former Plymouth Argyle keeper Robbert te Loeke has blasted the club in an interview with Dutch media, claiming he didn’t feel safe at Home Park and wasn’t allowed to recover properly from an injury.

He’s claimed that physio Paul Atkinson was scared of ‘the trainer’, thought to be controversial manager Derek Adams, and that he was made to take medicine instead of having proper treatment, as well as just being told to ‘give it all’ physically.

He even went as far as to say; “I no longer felt safe. That’s why I went back to the Netherlands a few times. The coach didn’t even get to hear the advice from the surgeon. I was supposed to go home to recover, instead I spent 24/7 at the club. That’s the English mentality.”

On September 24th, Adams told reporters that the keeper had a bulging disc in his back, by early October it was going to be dealt with by cortisone injections and by new year he had an operation. In March he was due back in April, but after not coming back he was released in May.

Derek Adams refused to comment, merely saying “I have seen them and I won’t be making any comment,” to Plymouth Live.

Our View

Derek Adams is known as a no-nonsense, tough talker, but surely when an injury is suffered it has to be dealt with correctly.

It is very disappointing all round to hear this and it must be a concern to Plymouth fans.

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