Josh on Target

JOSH Simpson capped off a fine display in Argyle’s 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers with an important moment for the midfielder: his first goal for the Greens.

In a highly competitive and exciting affair in Bristol, both Rovers and the Pilgrims traded glancing blows before Billy Bodin looked to have given his side the win, after 79 minutes of exemplary Argyle defending.

“We were very strong, very resilient,” said Josh, “and I think we got caught on the break. It was a bit of a sucker punch but, like in every game this season, we don’t stop until the end.

“After they scored, they had a bit of momentum and they were very confident. But we dug in, we carried on until the end, and we got the goal that we wanted.”

Indeed, Argyle’s new-found penchant for late goals was on full display once again, as Simpson bagged his first goal for the club in prolific style, topping off an excellent performance by rifling a shot home in front of over 1,200 members of the Green Army.

“We manage to get a goal near the end, which I’m pleased about, getting my first goal of the season,” said Josh.

“It was a nice finish. The ball got played in to Carl McHugh on the edge of the box, he’s laid it down to me, it was a nice set and it sat up nicely for me, so I struck it in the bottom right-hand corner. I was pleased just to get that goal, and get that point for the club. It means a lot.

“I miss scoring goals, and doing it in front of the fans as well: it’s fantastic. It means a lot to them, and it means a lot to the players.”