JUST City’s luck that Plymouth will make the long trip to West Yorkshire in their best form of the season.

Argyle hit rock bottom at the midway point when a 2-1 defeat to Wimbledon on Boxing Day confirmed their spot at the foot of League One.

But Derek Adams’ side have lost just once since then, a frustrating 1-0 setback at arch spoilers Wycombe, to climb away from trouble.

Like last year, when they zoomed up the table and eventually just fell short of a play-off spot, Plymouth are enjoying their second half.

Since losing at Kingsmeadow, they have won five out of eight games and picked up 17 points. The last two results have been an impressive 1-0 win at Peterborough and a 1-1 home draw against Portsmouth.

That game saw Graham Carey back on the scoresheet in trademark fashion with a stunning free-kick.

But he has not been getting all the plaudits in the Plymouth revival. The stand-out performers have been striker Freddie Ladapo, with 12 goals to his name, and Ruben Lameiras.

Ladapo’s scoring streak has dried up of late with just one in the 11 last outings. But winger Lameiras has stepped up to fill the void, hitting the net seven times since December 29.

Adams, who celebrated his 200th game in charge last weekend, refuses to look down as he side continue to inch their way to safety.

He said: “We’re trying to close the gap between ourselves and the top. We’re a football club that looks forward, not a football club that looks down.

“The positive mentality is always involved in my management.”

Adams has had to deal with his fair share of injuries and the current absentees are all long-term ones.

Winger Joel Grant gave Paul Caddis a torrid time at Home Park in the 3-3 draw in December. But he is out of action and not expected to return before the end of the season.

Midfielders Jamie Ness and Conor Grant also remain unavailable. Ness has been injured for two months while Grant has not featured since November 10.