NO-ONE is more impressed with the talent in the Argyle squad – nor more grateful that he has more than one string to his bow – than Ryan Donaldson.
The 25-year-old Geordie has been used in many roles by Pilgrims’ manager Derek Adams this season – including as a right-back on a rainy night in Swansea – which is testimony both to his own ability and that of his team-mates.
“You try to get in the team any way you can here,” he said. “We have got so many good players, it helps to be able to fill in anywhere. I’ve played quite a lot of positions this season and I want to carry it on.
“We all push each other on. Competition for places is what you need to be successful and we have got that.
“We’re a good squad; we’re a tight squad; a lot of good players; and we want to bring success to this club. We have got a lot of players who have got the same mindset. I think that helps.”
Ryan returns to former club Cambridge United this weekend for the Pilgrims’ second Sky Bet League Two away game in four days, following defeat at Yeovil in midweek. He is confident that January transfer window arrivals Nathan Blissett, Matty Kennedy, Antoni Sarcevic, Jakub Sokolik and Ryan Taylor will quickly integrate and bolster Argyle’s promotion ambitions.
“Training and playing together is the easiest way of doing that,” he said. “Good players, good experience, people who have already been promoted from this league – that’s always important: as many people as you can with promotion-experience is key.
“I’m sure they’ll be helping us to get where we want to go.
“We’ve got one target, one aim, now and everyone knows what that is, so we are looking forward to trying to get that.
“Like I said, we have got so many good players here. I have never played in a squad this good since I made the step up into men’s football.”