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Plymouth Argyle: Unity the key as Pilgrims book Wembley place - Derek Adams

16 May 2016

Plymouth Argyle became the first club to book their place at Wembley in a Play-Off Final, and boss Derek Adams believes unity was the key.

The Pilgrims defeated Portsmouth 1-0 at Home Park in the second leg with Peter Hartley scoring the crucial goal late on.

That saw them advance 3-2 on aggregate and seal a return to the national stadium 20 years to the day since their last Play-Off semi-final victory.

Read more: Plymouth net last-gasp winner to beat Portsmouth

Manager Adams was quick to praise those around him as his side prepare to face either AFC Wimbledon or Accrington Stanley in the Final on Monday 30th May.

"I haven't - the players have, and the staff and everybody at this football club around about them,” Adams said when asked how he had achieved Argyle’s place in the final.

"I've had that from the players this season, the staff at this football club, the supporters as well. We're all going back to Wembley. I think that's what you call a unity, and the football club has got unity.

“We probably had a squad that was a wee bit short for automatic promotion, but we've kept ourselves going. We've lifted their spirits and been able to get an opportunity of getting into the next division.

"It's going to be a fantastic occasion for Plymouth Argyle. The Argyle fans have wanted to go back there and they've got that opportunity. We've got to go there and try and win the match to get into the next division."

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