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Ruben 'Just Wants to Play'

30 December 2017

RUBEN Lamieras admitted he was frustrated by his lack of game time earlier in this season but is delighted to be involved in the thick of the action again.

Having made only one start in the League this season before Argyle played Oldham the talented midfielder has now made back-to-back appearances in Argyle victories.

Ruben believes he has not changed his approach to training, it is just things have now fallen for him. 

Lamieras said: “It was very frustrating. I don’t think anything has changed; I’ve always worked hard in training and I’ve always tried my best for the team. It just came in out of the blue, every time I get on the pitch I try and do my best for the team and that is what I am doing now, so that is all I can do.” 

Having been a regular in the division with Coventry last season making over 40 appearances for the Sky Blues it meant Ruben struggled without game time and was desperate to stake a claim.

‘‘The main thing for me was after training I wasn’t playing games,” he said. “I was in a side where I played quite a few games in League One (Coventry). I had one start in the league up until Oldham. 

“So for me I just wanted to play games wherever that was. I said to the manager I just wanted to play games wherever that was. I could have easily sat back and watch the season go by but that is not the type of person I am. So, thankfully the situation is trying to be resolved so we will see what happens.” 

Since he reintroduction into the side Argyle have won both matches he has started. Ruben has made a positive impact into the performances and notably assisting Gary Sawyer in the 1-0 victory away at MK Dons on Boxing Day. But the slight midfielder was keen to stress it has been a team effort in recent weeks.

“It’s not down to one person,” he said, “The boys work hard in training. We had a few days off from training before Oldham. We came back refreshed and when we came back it was a very refreshing mentality from everyone as they had seen their families and they came back and worked now. Same again for MK Dons I think the team were really sharp.”


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