Create and Craft

GRAHAM Carey has plenty of exciting attributes in his arsenal, but Argyle manager Derek Adams is especially pleased with the variety and balance he will bring to the Greens.

Adams, who has signed Carey to a one-year deal with the Pilgrims, worked with the Irishman on two occasions at Ross County, and will be tapping into the variety of positions that he, better than most, knows Graham can excel in. 

“Graham can play in a number of positions,” said Adams. “He’s a left-sided midfield player but he can play in a three; he can play in a wide area; he can play off the front; he can play off the right-hand side as well. So he’s quite versatile in the midfield area. 

“He’s one that’ll like to take the ball all over the park. He’s creative; he’s got an eye for goal; and he’s strong and deceptively quick, as well.” 

“We like to get the ball wide and play. Graham also likes to play in the park a wee bit – possibly in a midfield two or three, where he can get on the ball and dictate play. He can pass the ball forward and have that creative edge to his play.” 

Carey has grown a reputation for scoring some sensational goals, but Adams is looking to further develop his goal-scoring potential at Home Park, as well as other aspects of his game. 

“I think that, from his point of view, he wants to score more goals,” said Adams, “and he’s capable of scoring more goals. 

“He’s very good from dead-ball situations. He did really well for me in two spells at Ross County, and I just think he’s the type of player that adds balance to the side. It’s another left-sided player that we’ve added to the squad, and I like to have a wee bit of balance in the team, so hopefully he can bring that.” 

In his burgeoning career at Argyle, Derek has already recruited three players that have most recently played in Scotland – all acquisitions that were about the individual’s passion and desire to play, in the eyes of the boss. 

“I think those three players that we’ve taken in from further north are ones that are hungry,” said Adams. “They want to do well; they want to progress their careers; and they see this as a stage where they can do that. 

“We will work with them, and I think they can add to the squad we have here already.”