ARGYLE manager Carl Fletcher has praised the club's academy programme after adding another young hopeful to the professional ranks.Second-year apprentice Tyler Harvey has now scored seven goals in five youth team outings this year and has now agreed to sign as a professional footballer for the first time in the summer.
Plymouth-born Harvey, who warmed up with the first-team before the npower League 2 match with Port Vale, is the latest in a long line of players to graduate from the club's youth system, which, according to Fletch, is a testament to the man who runs it.
"I'm really lucky to have Kevin Hodges," said Fletch.
"I think he has the same values as me, not just things on the pitch, but morally and in the way he likes to teach the kids.
"It’s not just about making them into better footballers, it's about making them into better people - that’s a vital part of the players' apprenticeship.
"We’ve got some good honest lads that are working hard and trying to do the right thing.
"Sometimes they stray a little bit away from the line, but Hodgey deals with it really well.
"Tyler's done really well and hopefully, over the next few years, he will continue to progress."