Educating Garita

ARNOLD Garita certainly made his presence felt in his debut showing against Cheltenham Town, helping Argyle earn a hard-fought 1-0 victory - and assisting one team-mate in particular.

The Bristol City forward came on as a second-half substitute at Home Park and quickly got to work imposing his will on the Cherries' centre-backs. His presence, hold-up play and energy allowed the Pilgrims to control the final stages of the game and net a last-minute winner when Sonny Bradley powerfully headed home in the 93rd minute.

"He's shown today that he can take the ball in," said Derek, on Garita. "He can run in behind; he can get a shot at off; he can be that physical presence that annoys defenders. I thought that he had very good debut.

"He'll power into defenders and take the ball up the pitch for us. I think that he's shown already that he can have an eye for goal. He had chances today, and I think that he'll get a few goals for us."

Garita came on to support Goodwillie, who earlier replaced Jimmy Spencer to play a lone striking role. While David's energy and hard work created chances for himself and others, Arnold's introduction further helped the Scot, as the two linked up on a number of occasions.

"Goodwillie did really well when he came on," said Adams. "Especially in the second half, he worked himself into good areas. Him and Garita up front looked good and put Cheltenham under pressure, and I don't know how the two of them have not got a goal today.

"I think that David can play up there himself, but when there's somebody alongside him, that definitely helps him. He's shown that today."