Plymouth Argyle manager Derek Adams has admitted his frustration after seeing his side handed 890 miles of travelling over the Christmas period.

The 2018/2019 Sky Bet League One fixtures were released this morning and Argyle received the bad news that they face two huge away trips between Christmas and New Year.

The Pilgrims will make the 410-mile round trip to The Cherry Red Records Stadium to face AFC Wimbledon on Boxing Day while they make a further 480-mile round trip to Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium just three days later.

The festive fixture schedule will see considerable costs incurred by Argyle fans while a bad winter could result in games being postponed, possibly with the club on their way to a fixture.

Speaking to the Plymouth Herald, Argyle boss Adams has expressed his disappointment at the considerable distances which his side must travel between Christmas and New Year.

“I think that we should have one at home and one away around that period of time” said Adams.

“I think having two away games on the 26th and 29th is very difficult, not only for the supporters but for the players as well.

“It doesn’t matter if we are home or away in terms of players having time off over Christmas but it does matter because we are on the road over that short period more than most clubs.”

The roles are reversed for Argyle three days before Christmas with Accrington Stanley making one of the longest trips in the division to Home Park while The Pilgrims are at home against Oxford United and Walsall during the first week of the New Year.


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