Window Ajar

ARGYLE may have already dipped into the transfer market three times this January window...

...but Pilgrims boss Derek Adams still appears keen to further strengthen his squad.

Several injuries throughout the season mean that the Greens have been stretched at times, with players occasionally playing out of position. Despite this, the Pilgrims are second in the league, and Derek is making the most of the mid-season transfer window. 

Midfielder Antoni Sarcevic was the latest addition to the squad, signing as a free agent on Thursday. He followed the acquisitions of defender Jakub Sokolik and striker Nathan Blissett. 

When asked if more players could be on their way to Home Park, Derek said: “Yes, possibly one more. We said that in the transfer window we were trying to get [someone], and we’re still trying to do that.”

Adams was not drawn as to the position of any likely incoming player, but conceded that an attacking wide player, as opposed to a centre-forward, may be the target. 

As is the nature of the window, speculation inevitably surrounds Argyle group of strong performers on the pitch, and whether other clubs will try to lure the Pilgrims’ prized assets away from Home Park. 

 “[A winger] is an area we have been looking at,” said Derek. “We’re working on a couple of options but we are still waiting to hear back from the players or the clubs.

“We’ve got good competition [up front]. We’ve got Jimmy Spencer who’s coming back into February; we’ve got Blissett, Garita, Slew, Jervis and Rooney; we’ve got good competition in that area.

“I haven’t heard of any clubs, but there’s always interest in our players and there always will be.

“Somebody just has to pick up a phone and put in a bid for a player. Until that happens, there’s definitely going to be interest in our players, who have done so well.

“Of course, you want to try and keep your squad together and we’ve been trying to add to the squad that we already had here this season. I think we’ve done well so far.”