Case of the Exe

HIRAM Boateng was still savouring the goal which took Argyle two points clear at the top of Sky Bet League 2 as his thoughts turned to the midweek Devon derby.

Hiram netted his first senior goal in the final minute of Saturday’s 2-1 Home Park win over Crawley Town as Derek Adams’ Pilgrims leapfrogged Wycombe Wanderers to head the division.

The 19-year-old midfielder, who is on-loan from Crystal Palace, has quickly been made aware by the Green Army of the importance of Tuesday’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy encounter, and the rivalry between Devon’s two league teams.

“I didn’t know beforehand but, since I’ve been here, speaking to fans, they all want to get one over Exeter,” said Hiram. “I know it’s an important thing for the Argyle fans, so we are going to give it our all to win that game.

“So far, all the home games we have had have been a good atmosphere and a big crowd so hopefully that can continue – we’re going to need that throughout the season if we are going to keep on winning games. 

“It is as important as the players on the pitch, so hopefully we do get a big crowd for the game.”