Common Interests

ARGYLE manager Derek Adams’ persistence and former Pilgrims’ boss Neil Warnock’s fondness for his former club both played a part in Matty Kennedy’s move to Home Park.

The 22-year-old on-loan winger, who has come to Home Park from Neil’s current side, Championship Cardiff City, made his debut in Argyle’s 1-0 Sky Bet League Two win at Cambridge United.

Matty, who was substituted after an hour, said afterwards that Derek has been keeping an eye on his progress through his time at Kilmarnock and Everton, as well as in Wales.

“The gaffer here has put a lot of interest into me over the last wee while, and before I went to Cardiff,” he said. “That’s what made me want to come.

“Hopefully, when I get myself fitter, I can produce more and more like I did in the first half through the whole game for him.

“Obviously the gaffer at Cardiff knows him well and he’s a big fan of Plymouth so that helped, but the gaffer here is probably the main part, because he was so interested, and obviously Plymouth’s a big club which shouldn’t be where it is.”