Chasing Jason

JASON Banton is still the player that the Green Army remembers from last season even if it might take a couple more games for him to hit that memorable stride.

The 21-year-old forward returned to Home Park earlier this year on a permanent transfer from Premier League Crystal Palace, a year after the beginning of a scintillating 14-game loan in which his goals and assists helped keep Argyle in the Football League.

Jason, who spent the first half of this season on loan to Sky Bet League 1 MK Dons, has yet to reproduce that form in his three Argyle games so far – but he will, according to Pilgrims’ first-team coach Gary Owers.

“He’s come in from a situation where he hasn’t had a run of games,” said Gary “and we’re trying to get him up to speed as quickly as possible. We knew what the situation was and we will manage it.

“He hasn’t lost his ability all of a sudden – he’s still the player that was here last season; we are just trying to get him to that level where he can show that.

“He’s got three games under his belt, and it might take one or two more, but we are getting there. I hope people realise that.

“He will still be a big player for us.”