Wylde in the Country
1st July 2015
DEREK Adams is already up to three signings with the arrival of Gregg Wylde, and the Argyle manager is hoping to do even more business this week.
Adams and the Greens have signed the 24-year old winger to a one-year deal at Home Park, allowing the boss to finally link up with a player he kept tabs on during their time in Scotland.
“Gregg has good experience,” said Adams. “He’s played for Rangers in the Premier League and Champions League. He’s played in England before with Bolton and Bury.
“He’s got a good pedigree: a winger, very quick and likes to get to the line and get the ball in the box. We’ll like to get the ball down and pass it, but we’ll also like to get the ball wide as well.”
Indeed, Adams has been – and will continue to – recruit players of a style that suits his and Argyle’s shared philosophy, and he believes Wylde fits the mould perfectly.
“We like to play with that entertaining style,” said Adams, “and with the pitch here looking lovely and it being wide enough, we can get players into good, forward areas where we can get crosses in the box for strikers and midfield players.
“The signings that we’ve made have all played in England before, and the ones that we hope to make in the future have all played in England too. It’s important that they know what it’s like here.”
Derek has been extremely busy behind the scenes since taking over the reins at Home Park, and does not intend on stopping any time soon, with more potential deals in the works.
“I’ve still got a couple of [signings] that I would like to make before the end of the week. I’m still working on it, but hopefully we can get that done.
“The football club itself is one that wants to move forward. We’ve had to move quickly; I’ve not been in long but I feel it is important that we get players in before pre-season training begins, and get a nucleus of the squad working with each other, enjoying each other’s company, and learning from each other.”