Loan Stars

PAUL Wotton has praised the performances of Argyle’s three loan signings in the 3-2 win against Northampton Town.

In a match filled with memorable moments and stand-out displays, perhaps the most remarkable of them all came from Andy Kellett, who capped off a tireless showing with his first Argyle goal – and what a goal it was.

Picking up the ball on the left flank, the Bolton Wanderers loanee cut inside and stepped past multiple Northampton players, all whilst maintaining his pace and balance. Dribbling his way into the penalty area and one-on-one with Cobblers ‘keeper Matt Duke, Kellett coolly slotted his shot low to Duke’s right and nestling in the far corner, sending the 565 members of the Green Army inside Sixfields into hysterics.

“He has been threatening to do that for a while; he goes on those runs, and he travels with the ball really well,” said first team coach Wotton.

“It opened up for him, and he showed great composure in front of goal. It was a great little outside-foot finish, and you will struggle to see a better goal this weekend, you would have thought.”

“He is good player, and got good ability. He takes the ball in any situation, and what I like about him is that he trains really hard as well – he is a good pro.

In the middle of the park, two other loan stars played a huge part in Argyle’s win, as Bobby Reid orchestrated play in midfield, and Anthony O’Connor put in an exemplary display as the team’s middle centre back.

Said Paul on Bristol City’s Bobby: “He is comfortable on the ball, but he works hard as well. That is part of his central midfield role.”

On Blackburn Rovers boy O’Connor: “I thought that he looked really assured in the middle of the back three as well. It is suiting us at the minute.

“There is more than one string to his bow, and I thought he was excellent today. He looked comfortable.”