In the Middle McHugh

ARGYLE'S Irish defender-turned-midfielder, Carl McHugh, has expressed his love for his current position under manager Derek Adams... it keeps him in the heart of the action.

Carl joined the Pilgrims in June 2014 from Bradford City primarily as a central defender, and played the bulk of his football there under John Sheridan last season. 

Following the arrival of Derek Adams in the summer of 2015 was moved further up the field into a midfield role and has so far earnt a lot of praise for his high quality performances.

“I’m enjoying it, I’ve played the majority of the games in there (in midfield) and we’ve been overall getting good results so I’m happy it’s going well.

“I’ve grown into the position and I’ve got good players around me. We’ve got Graham coming back in and the difference he makes to the team when he comes back in and having those players around you, the likes of Oscar and Josh, it makes it really enjoyable.

“The football we play as well, it’s not in the team to scrap and kick, we’re trying to play good football and every player would tell you they’d rather be in a team like that.

“You’re always in the game (in midfield) whereas playing centre half you sometimes drift in and out and you’re not involved as much but you’re right in the heart of it so it’s been great and long may it continue.

“I’m just happy to be playing. I want to stay fit; I’ve had a few little injuries this season. I’ve missed a few games and I just want to stay fit for the rest of the season.

“I’ve felt really good to train. The squad looks really fit even at this stage of the season which is testament to what we’ve been doing on the training pitch. The squad looks really fit and I feel great going into the last push of the season.”