JOSH Simpson is keen to impress further after his belated home league debut in Argyle’s 4-1 victory over Carlisle United.
Midfielder Josh was introduced against the Cumbrians as a half-time substitute in a tactical switch that helped the Pilgrims stretch a 1-0 lead into a 4-0 margin within 20 minutes of the restart.
It was the first Sky Bet League 2 action that the 28 year-old has seen after he injured his hamstring late during a pre-season campaign in which he had been a regular starter.
“It was difficult in the first half,” the former Crawley Town man said. “In the second half, the gaffer changed the formation and I think that helped us massively.
“Obviously, when you’re a sub, you want to get on as soon as, and, when you get the nod at half-time, it’s always good – you get more of a chance to make an impact.
“We competed a lot better in the second half. I was pleased to be a part of it; we scored a few goals, we looked very attacking; and we were pleased to come away with a big win.
“It was nice to get on there and get some game-time. I think it’s a case of just waiting for your chances and your opportunities when they come along.”
Josh must wait and see whether his impact from the bench is enough to earn him a starting place when Argyle travel to Northampton on Saturday. Whatever, he knows the opportunity to play and to add to the Pilgrims’ free scoring repertoire will not be too far away.
He said: “It’s a long old season. I was pleased to get on the pitch on Tuesday; the lads played really well and it was a good win.
“Like everyone was saying in pre-season, everyone was hoping that the midfield could contribute with goals, and the lads have shown that. The lads have been playing well, so there’s no negative vibe or anything.
“We can score goals, so I think we’re going to be very competitive, and I think we’re going to be successful.”