Fresh Ty

ARGYLE manager Derek Adams is expecting Tyler Harvey to have returned full of confidence from his loan at Bath City.

The 20-year-old forward is back at Home Park following the expiry of his 28-day stay at the Vanarama National League South side in which he scored four goals in six appearances and was named man of the match twice.

“He comes in because we are light on numbers and he gives competition for places between himself, Jamille Matt and Reuben Reid,” said Derek, who also revealed that Reuben has not trained since last Friday after an injury that ruled him out of last Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat by AFC Wimbledon.  

“Tyler scored a few goals for Bath and, between now and the end of the season, he will be in and around the squad.

“He has had a boost to his confidence. He’s played games, which was the purpose of [the loan]. It gives us extra depth into the squad.

“His best position will probably end up being as a striker. In the modern game, you need people with a good touch – good control – and he’s got that; he can score goals at any given time.”

Fellow forward Daniel Nardiello is further away from selection than Tyler because he is one of six loan players on Argyle’s books – alongside Hiram Boateng, Jordan Forster, Jordan Houghton, Jamille Matt and Craig Tanner – with the Pilgrims able to name only five in a match-day squad.

Derek said: “Daniel is a loan signing and we have got six loan signings; Daniel doesn’t come into the reckoning because we can only use five. The five other ones are fit; four of them are in the team and Craig Tanner’s on the bench at this moment in time.”