DEREK Adams urged his players to learn from a “streetwise” Oxford United after Plymouth Argyle sunk back to the bottom of Sky Bet League One.

The Pilgrims came into the game with four points from their last two games, but rarely looked like getting anything out of the Kassam Stadium clash.

Adams highlighted the

all-round game of Jamie Mackie, who scored one goal and set the other up in the 2-0 victory for United, as a big reason why the hosts won.

He said: “I thought they were streetwise.

“They had experienced players in the team that was probably typified by Jamie Mackie.

“He was probably lucky he didn’t get sent off, but he held the ball up, roughed up our centre halves and scored.

“I think they managed the game a lot better than us.

“You definitely need to learn from it if you’re going to be a top player at this level.”

United have been accused of being naive at times this season, so Adams’s comments will be music to the ears of opposite number Karl Robinson.

And the Plymouth boss had no complaints over the 2-0 scoreline.

He said: “To lose a goal after four minutes was very frustrating. It was the perfect start for them.

“We had a couple of opportunities to get ourselves back into the game and we didn’t take them.

“I thought Oxford grew into the game, they gained in confidence from that and they deserved to win.”