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Different Craig

6 August 2015

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ARGYLE manager Derek Adams believes Craig Tanner possesses a different style of football to his other attacking options, and does not believe he will be the last of his summer signings.

Adams secured the services of the 20-year old from Reading, completing a deal which he believed to be dead in the water at one point in negotiations.
 
“We had spoken about players but the deal was dead,” said Derek, “then the deal came up again on Tuesday night into yesterday morning. We came to an agreement which was satisfactory for me and the football club.
 
“I didn’t think we would have anyone in for Saturday, but it’s one of these things in football. You just keep things ticking along, and I’m delighted that he’s been able to come.
 
“I think it’s just a good addition. He’s different from what we have at this moment in time. He’s got very good ability. He’s direct, he’ll confront players and confront defenders. 
 
“He’ll play on the front foot and will be good for counter-attacking football as well. He’s technically gifted and he’s one that we hope can do well.
 
“We’ll have him train this morning, get to know the players and get to know the style of play that we’re going to have, and the coaching methods. We’ll settle him in and get him ready for the coming weeks.”
 
Tanner adds nicely the Pilgrims’ wealth of attacking players, and any extra addition that Adams is able to make between now and the end of the summer transfer window will be to bolster his options in other areas of the field.
 
“We’re hopeful of one more signing,” said Derek. “We’re talking to clubs at this moment in time. 
 
“They definitely won’t be here for Saturday, but we’re hopeful in the coming weeks. We’re looking to strengthen either in the midfield area or defensive area, just to give us that extra cover where we are maybe a wee bit short.”


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