DAVID Fox returned to Argyle’s starting line-up in their 2-0 win over Carlisle United, giving the Greens the control needed to dominate the match, according to his manager.
After picking up an ankle injury in last weekend’s draw with Luton Town and missing the midweek defeat to Notts County, Fox made his presence felt throughout Argyle’s victory against their nearest rivals for automatic promotion.
As the deepest lying midfielder for the Pilgrims, Fox constantly won tackles, maintained possession and found attacking players with his passes, earning him the Man of the Match award – and plenty of praise from Derek Adams.
“I think that he’s done well for us,” said Derek. “Today, we just wanted to control the game in the middle of the park, and he did that well.
“He can play in a variety of positions for us. Later on in the game he played as the sitting midfield player and took the ball and moved it. At this level, it’s difficult to get a player like that.
“I think that he’s an important player, but we just have to look throughout the squad; we’ve got a lot of important players in the squad.”
Fox’s showing played a key role in Argyle notching up a 20th Sky Bet League Two win of the season, matched only by leaders Doncaster Rovers, but making it 21 wins on Tuesday against Blackpool is already at the top of Derek’s agenda.
“We’ve won the most games in the league, which is twenty, and I think from that point of view it shows you how well we’ve done,” said Adams.
“You look at this league; it’s a difficult league to do that in. There’s only ourselves and Doncaster who have been able to do that do far. We’ve put ourselves in a very good position.
“When you’re at home, you want to keep that going. It’s a difficult game against Blackpool, because they’re a side who are trying to push into those play-off positions. I thought they played very well at the start of the season.”