14th July 2015
PLAYING as a striker is second nature to Tyler Harvey, and the Argyle forward feels he is in a better position than ever to contribute positively to the team.
Upon the 20 year-old signing a new contract at Home Park, manager Derek Adams revealed that he would be looking to use Harvey as more of an attacking option than the Green Army witnessed last season.
Whilst Tyler was deployed in midfield for much of his involvement last season, he still intends on using that experience in a positive manner for this season and beyond.
“It was good to play," said Tyler. "I’d have much rather played up front at the time – though I was getting more game time in midfield so I couldn’t complain too much.
“The main thing was to benefit the side and win games, so if we had more of a chance of winning with me playing in midfield, then so be it.
“You can use previous seasons, whether they’re bad or good, to help you, no matter what. I’m still young, so I’m still learning.”
As he plied his trade at schoolboy level, it was Tyler’s talent as a striker that earned him a spot in Argyle’s Centre of Excellence. With other attacking options around him in Ryan Brunt, Jake Jervis, Reuben Reid, Louis Rooney and Deane Smalley at Derek’s disposal, Harvey is relishing the challenge of taking his opportunities up front and staking a claim for a regular starting slot.
“It will bring out the best of all of us," said Tyler. "It’s only going to benefit us all as a team.
“I think when forwards start to score goals, things start to fall into place and they put together a run, so that’s what I’ll be looking to do this season.”