OSCAR Threlkeld has waited patiently for his chance to shine at Argyle, but is enjoying plying his trade alongside some very talented teammates.
The 20-year old, on loan from Bolton Wanderers, has played in eight games for the Greens so far this season, with just one start to his name. However, whilst biding your time on the substitutes’ bench is difficult for any player, Oscar has still been working diligently to put himself at the forefront of his manager’s plans.
“I can’t fault the team; they’re doing really well,” said Threlkeld. “It is frustrating, and people don’t realise how frustrating it is, because you know you just want to play football.
“You want to be involved in the team and help them win, really. It is frustrating, but you just have to train hard. That’s what I’ve done: trained hard, just kept my head in the game, and just be ready if they needed to throw me on.
“Luton was a prime example. We were drawing 1-1 and I made the run, Tanner passed me the ball and I set up [Ryan] Brunty for the goal.”
Indeed, highlighted by that key cameo performance against Luton Town last month, the youngster has shown signs of being able to fit in nicely with a midfield setup at Argyle that has quality in depth, as well as talent.
“We’ve all got different attributes to our game,” said Oscar. “There’s Hiram [Boateng], who just gets on the ball and makes it hard for other people to get the ball off of him, because he’s big and strong.
"Josh [Simpson] gets on the ball and does little mazy runs sometimes, but he’s got the experience as well, playing for quite a while.
“Carl McHugh: I like him so much as a footballer, because he can play and he can get stuck in as well. I think if I was to put myself next to someone who I would like to be with, it would be Carl McHugh.”