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21 October 2014

ANDY Kellett’s decision to make the trip south from Lancashire was a no-brainer in his eyes.

The Bolton loanee found out about Argyle’s interest on Thursday and made the 292-mile trip the following day to find himself in the Pilgrims’ squad for Saturday’s Sky Bet League 2 clash against Carlisle United.

Andy, 20, will now contend for a place in manager John Sheridan’s selection when the Pilgrims travel to meet AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday.

Kellett become a professional at the end of Bolton’s 2011-2012 campaign, making his debut against Leicester City last season, and is relishing the chance to play first-team football at Home Park.

“It wasn’t a difficult decision because it’s a big club and I just want to play football,” he said.

“I’ve had a look at the fixtures and I can get in five games and I want to get involved in all five to get a bit more experience and see what I can bring to the team.”

The Trotters’ Academy graduate, although excited about his opportunity in Devon, is wary of what mistakes can mean at this level.

“Your necks are on the line, really,” he said. “You can get away with it at under-21 football because it’s like a learning experience but, at first-team level, you can’t really get away with it because you lose three points if you make a mistake."

Although he has been at Home Park for only three days, Andy has settled into his surroundings very well and is pleasantly surprised by the style of football that Argyle like to play.

“It’s a lot different, but I enjoyed it,” he said. “I thought there would have been a lot more long-ball but they seem to try and get it down on floor and move it.

"There are some very good players and you can tell there’s a good team-spirit, a lot of fighters in the team, and I think that’s why they’ve been doing so well.”

It is a style that may well suit the wing-back during his month-long stay. He said: “I’m positive when I get the ball and I like taking people on as I’m quite quick. I know it’s really bad, but I focus more on going forward than I do defending, which isn’t really a good thing!

“I’ve always looked up to Ashley Cole and [Jordi] Alba. They’ve always been up there; they’ve always been my favourite players although I don’t try to be like them – I take things what they do and mess around a bit in training, see what works and see what doesn’t work.”

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