Jake's Freedom

JAKE Jervis is not the only one enjoying playing under Derek Adams.

The Pilgrims forward celebrated his 24th birthday this week by scoring for the sixth time this season since joining the Pilgrims from Ross County, netting in the 1-1 home draw against Bristol Rovers.

The strike gave Argyle an 85th-minute lead which briefly put the tip of Sky Bet League 2 until Rovers’ substitute Ellis Harrison equalised with a last-minute penalty.

Argyle man of the match and former Ross County team-mate Graham Carey is also happy with the way Pilgrims’ 4-2-3-1 formation is allowing the team to play. He said: “Where [Jake]’s playing in the team suits him down to the ground – coming in off the line and getting involved, rather than being stuck through the middle. He showed it with the goal he scored.

“He played more as a central striker for Ross County. He’s now playing with a bit more freedom. He can play on the right and come in.

“Me and him switch positions, so there’s a lot of fluidity in there – whoever are the three players in behind the striker have the options to move and create space for each other. It’s enjoyable playing in that formation. 

“We have the players to create a lot of chances. [Jake]could have had another goal; Reuben could have had a few; I could have had a few. It’s really enjoyable playing in this team. As long as we work hard for the midfielders and defenders, we will continue to do that.”