Equal Measures

RYAN Brunt might be Argyle’s man of the moment, but he is no more or less important than any of his Pilgrims’ squad-mates.

The 22-year-old became the first Argyle player to score the match-winning goal in successive matches for nearly seven years when he netted against Yeovil and Newport over the festive period.

However, for manager Derek Adams, that was merely the icing on the Christmas cake of two fine team performances.

“I’m not one who talks about a goalscorer winning points all the time,” said Derek. “You have got to remember that there are 11 players on a football team and it’s not about individuals.

“Ryan’s done really well for us. As I’ve said before, he’s a hard worker; he’ll score goals; win headers; take the ball. That’s important. If you look in all the games he’s played, he’s contributed. As have all the team.”

Ryan’s goals have taken the Pilgrims on to 49 points from 24 games, coincidentally, precisely the same figures at the same time of the season when the Pilgrims last won promotion – as champions – from the third tier.

However, Derek thinks that they will need to go on accumulating at the same rate if the Green Army is to be celebrating in May.

“This season, I think it is going to be quite a high points total [for promotion]. If you look at the amount of teams that are in or about the top ten, everybody is capable of getting to the promotion places or play-off places.”