JOE Lennox could probably not have picked a better time to notch his first league goal.It assured the young Bristolian of perma-hero status as it gave the Pilgrims a valuable point from Saturday’s 1-1 derby draw at Exeter,
It also strengthened the 21-year-old’s hand for negotiations of an extension to his contract which expires at the end of the month.
“I’ll speak to him next week,” said manager Carl Fletcher after the game. “If I let him go now, I think I’ll get lynched – he’s just scored against Exeter.
“We know Joey is still young, still learning the game, but he’s a got a little bit of something. He’s got a good touch, a great turn of pace, and he can beat a man.
“You saw today, especially when we went down to ten men, he worked his socks of for the team, which is something he’s probably not learnt in the past.
“Now he’s learning and that’s pleasing for us, and I am pleased he has got his goal because he worked so hard for it.
“The defensive side of the game is quite important in this league and, if you have someone who is not doing their job, it can affect the whole team
“When he’s on the ball and going forward, then we don’t have a problem, but he’s growing up and maturing and learning to do that defensive side, which makes him a dangerous player.”