Sheer Bliss

NATHAN Blissett says he is feeling strong and powerful after helping Argyle to a 4-0 pre-season win against Weston-super-Mare.

The powerful Argyle striker said that, after a tough pre-season regime put in place by Derek Adams, he is fit and ready.

“It's looking good so far,” said Nathan. “I'm enjoying my football and it has been good to get a full pre-season here with Plymouth.

"I am feeling nice and strong and powerful - and that is one of the things I need in my game to help my confidence to go out and do the things that I do.”

Derek is known for his challenging pre-season training sessions and Nathan testified that it had been difficult, but says the Pilgrims are now reaping the rewards.

“The first day, actually, he got us in a false sense of security,” said Nathan, “but he was just testing.

"After that, it was double sessions everyday and all the stuff on the track, but it was good. It is showing now in the results we are getting.

“I am feeling fit and healthy and strong and that is the main part of my game I look to, to do the things that I do.”

Nathan was a second-half substitute against Weston-super-Mare, and got his name onto the scoresheet - although he modestly offered the goal to his team-mate Gary Miller.

“Gary Miller has cut in on his left, which is rare, and he’s had a shot,” said Nathan.

“I think they put it down as my goal but I didn't get a touch, I just got in front of the defender and made it hard for him and it's looped in the back of the net.”

The Pilgrims will play Nathan’s former club Torquay United on Tuesday, but the Argyle striker is unlikely to be there as his wife is heavily pregnant with their first baby.

“I’m not sure I will be there but it will be a good game for the team,” said Nathan.

“It will be a good test for us and I know Kevin Nicholson will put out a strong side to try and get a result.

“My wife is expecting so I will be back up in the Midlands, supporting her.”