In Position to Serve

CRAIG Tanner is relishing the chance to jostle for a position in the Argyle first-team alongside some fellow in-form attacking players.

Whilst the Reading loanee has played 17 games so far for the Greens, the attacking midfielder has only started seven of them. Still, Tanner has managed to make quite the impression during his first-team opportunities, most recently putting in a stunning performance in Argyle’s 2-1 win against Luton Town last weekend.

For the 21-year-old, competition breeds success, and he is more than willing to contribute to Argyle’s success in any capacity. 

“I think when you look at Graham Carey, Gregg Wylde, Jake Jervis, Reuben [Reid] and Jake Jervis, they’ve been on fire," said Craig.

“[The manager] is not going to take out people who are performing really well just to put me in, so I need to bide my time and, when I get my chance, take my chance. 

“We are where we are in the league because those players have been different-class. It’s all about a squad game, so I need to help the team out to get the promotion push.

“I can play number nine, behind the striker, right, left or even centre midfield – I’ll play anywhere to be honest. I’ll play left back if I need to! It doesn’t really bother me. 

“My natural position is behind the striker, but as long as I’m on the pitch and contributing, I’m not really too fussed.”