Jam on Top

ARGYLE want to explore the possibility of extending Jamille Matt’s Home Park loan.

The 6ft 4in Fleetwood Town forward’s temporary spell with the Pilgrims is scheduled to expire after the Armed Services Day game at home to Wimbledon on April 9.

However, Argyle manager Derek Adams intends to talk with fellow Scot Steven Pressley, his counterpart at Highbury Stadium, after this Saturday’s Devon Expressway Derby at Exeter to see if the Pilgrims can keep Jamille at Home Park for their Sky Bet League 2 run-in.

“Fleetwood wanted it to be the 28 days to start with,” said Derek. “We need to speak to Fleetwood and speak to Jamille and see if we can get that extended until the end of the season. That’s something we will discuss after the weekend.”

Jamille scored in both of Argyle’s games over Easter, the 2-0 Good Friday victory at Morecambe – where Pressley was among the spectators – and the 3-2 Bank Holiday Monday home win over York, when he also won a spot-kick which Reuben Reid converted.  

Derek said: “He’s scored goals; he’s won a penalty; he’s created chances; he’s fitted in well to the team and the work-ethic of the squad.”

The York win saw Reuben on target for the first time since October, and it is a measure of the Pilgrims’ all-round strength that his strike-rate this season has not been as vital as it has been in the past.

“When you have got strikers scoring goals, it’s important,” said Derek, “but, this season, we have shared the goals out very well; we haven’t relied on one individual. 

“Reuben has been relied on here for a couple of seasons but, this season, we have scored goals throughout the team: the strikers; the wide players; they have all contributed.”