WHILE everyone from Argyle manager Derek Adams downwards was singing the praises of Graham Carey for the Pilgrims’ midfielder’s role in Saturday’s 2-0 victory at Mansfield...
...the man himself was eager to praise his fellow goalscorer.
Graham set the seal on an accomplished win with a sweetly-struck 75th-minute direct fee-kick having, five minutes before, delivered another free-kick on to the head of Sonny Bradley for the centre-back to open the scoring with his sixth goal of the campaign, two of which have been provided by Graham.
“When we have those kind of players in the team, it is important we get quality in the box,” said Graham. “He’s come up with big goals for us this season. I’m chuffed for him. He’s a great lad and we are lucky to have him. He’s been a real catalyst for us at the back.
“It is good for me to have a player like that, who is going to attack every ball. He’s definitely racking my assists up. It’s great to have him, and he’s been brilliant for us this season, defensively and attacking. He’s a big asset for us.”
Graham took some satisfaction that some hard work on the training-ground helped him seal the win which saw Argyle remain second in Sky Bet League Two, with his first goal direct from a free-kick in two seasons with the Pilgrims.
“I’ve been disappointed with myself with set-pieces; I haven’t scored one since I’ve been here,” he said. “
“I’ve been working really hard on them in the last couple of weeks and been getting more consistent. One in the first one hit the post in the first half and the second one went in, so I’m really happy.”