ARGYLE’S attacking flair once again shone through in their 2-0 victory over Morecambe, with one Irishman in particular shining brightest.
Before Craig Tanner completed the scoring after just 12 minutes with a well-placed, left-footed finish, Home Park rose as one to a sublime strike from Graham Carey, wrapping his left boot around a shot that left keeper Barry Roche standing as it nestled into the far corner.
Carey’s goal tally for the season is at six, with his manager believing that playing with an equally talented group of players is bringing the best out of the playmaker.
“I don’t think we’ve seen a better creative player in League 2,” said Adams. “He can score goals, he can create chances, and he’s been a top player for us this season.
“We’ve got players that enjoy playing with each other. They’re very comfortable using the ball and passing it. You can see the link-up play between the likes of Brunt, Jervis, Tanner and Carey today. You’ve got Wylde and Reid as well – they all enjoy playing around each other.
“Add to that: you’ve got the likes of Simpson and Threlkeld, you’ve got McHugh and Boateng – they all enjoy moving the ball. Then you’ve got your full backs in Mellor and Sawyer that want to join in as well, and Nelson and Hartley as well. It’s not a bad mix.”
Indeed, with eleven wins from their first sixteen Sky Bet League Two games, Argyle appear to be firing on all cylinders in all areas of the pitch, which Derek puts down to each player’s commitment to sticking to the task asked of them.
“It’s important that they know and understand the position they’re going to play in,” said Adams.
“The players that come and in and the players that start all understand the way we want to play. It becomes seamless when they move into a position. When you look at the likes of Jervis, Carey, Tanner and Wylde, they can all play in different positions across the front three or a forward position. I think that’s important.
“I think that we’re a good side. We’ve shown that today, and we’ve shown that this season.”