Calling on Craig

CRAIG Tanner's return to Home Park gives Argyle manager Derek Adams more options to mix things up going forward, and the boss is pleased to have another familiar face back at the club.

The Reading loanee watched on from the substitute's bench as a pair of Graham Carey goals ensure a 2-0 victory for the Pilgrims over Mansfield Town. Effective as both a starter and substitute for Argyle last season, Derek is delighted to have the versatile forward back at Home Park.

"Craig can play in a variety of positions across the front line," said Derek. "He can play right, left or central. He's a dribbler, he's quick and direct, and he's a very good addition to the squad.

"He did well - he played 50 times and we were delighted at that."

Tanner joins a strong squad with more depth than last season in many areas of the pitch - including in defence, where Oscar Threlkeld stepped in for Gary Miller, who found himself suspended for the game after some cross-border mix-ups.

"He was suspended," said Adams on Miller. "The Scottish FA informed the English FA that they hadn't sent a letter to the English FA, saying that he had a suspension in Scotland. We received that late last week, and his suspension had to occur today."