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DEREK ADAMS | Wembley Is A Perfect Venue

30 May 2021

Shrimps boss Derek Adams is relishing the opportunity to record his fourth promotion of his managerial career.

The 45-year-old has previously guided Ross County into the Scottish First Division in 2008 and the Scottish Premier League in 2012 during his second spell with the club.

Adams then took Plymouth Argyle into League One in 2017 before taking over as Shrimps Manager in 2019.

Monday's play-off final verse Newport County sees the Shrimps head for their first fixture at Wembley Stadium since their 2-1 victory over Exeter City in 2007 won them promotion to the Football League.

"It's an opportunity to get into League One," said Adams.

"We've done ever so well to put ourselves in this position and we're really looking forward to Bank Holiday Monday.

"This game is unique in the sense that victory doesn't get us three points, it doesn't get us into the next round, it gets us promotion.

"Promotion is something that the Football Club, the players, the staff and the fans want.

"We'll go to Wembley on Monday and try to win the match, we have a lot of players on the team that can score goals and create chances and Wembley is a perfect venue for them.

There will be supporters in the stadium, which will also help us. There will be around 10,000 people in the stadium and we've seen over the two legs in the semi-finals how much having fans back has helped the flow of the game.

"The players' families and friends will be there along with the supporters who have been there for us all season watching on iFollow, they'll all be supporting their local team at the national stadium."


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