Jake Presents a Presence

DEREK Adams’ Home Park rebuilding continues apace, with rangy forward Jake Jervis the latest to be recruited to the Pilgrims ranks.

The 23-year-old teams up with Derek after a year in Scotland at Ross County; several months in Turkey with Elazigspor; and a whole host of loans to clubs in Leagues 1 and 2 from his first senior club, Birmingham City.

“We’ve had a busy time, trying to sign new players, and Jake’s our second signing of the summer,” said Derek. “He’s a striker that has had a lot of experience in the English leagues and has scored goals. He’s been on loan a number of times. I am delighted to have him join us.

“He’s got a good presence about him; a good touch; an eye for goal; a very good work-rate; and it’s something I think will benefit the team.

“He was a youngster at Birmingham and came through. He has been taught the right way and coached the right way. He’s only young, but he’s played a lot of games. He’s been abroad as well.

“He was keen to come and it gives him the avenue to do well for the club.”