Derek on Houghton Signing
ARGYLE manager Derek Adams has welcomed the arrival of Chelsea midfielder Jordan Houghton to Home Park.
The 20-year-old Londoner has joined the Pilgrims' Sky Bet League 2 promotion push, having already played against Argyle in the opening round of this season's Capital One Cup when he was on loan to League 1 Gillingham.
England youth international Jordan follows in the studmarks of loanees Hiram Boateng, Craig Tanner and Oscar Threlkeld, who have all added considerably to Argyle's season while boosting their own fledgling careers.
Derek said: "Jordan's a central midfield player; right-sided, good on the ball; a good passer. He can score goals; create chances.
"He's 6ft and 20 years of age and looking to move his career on at Chelsea. It gives him the benefit of coming here and trying to get some first-team football. He will probably have looked at the likes of Boateng, Threlkeld and Tanner, who are younger players like himself, and have all come in and benefited from that.
"He's played for England at a number of age levels, right up to Under-20. To be in the system at Chelsea from a young age is obviously beneficial to him. This is just the next stage in his progression to try to make the Chelsea first-team one day."