Future's Bright

DEREK Adams is keeping a keen eye on young prospects who could be the future of Argyle.

Striker Alex Fletcher, who does not turn 19 until February, is currently Argyle’s current top goalscorer, having netted three times in this, his first season as a professional. Fletch’s douobel against Chelsea Under-21s in the Checkatrade Trophy was followed up with his first Sky Bet League goal, against Fleetwood Town.

With Luke McCormick and Robbert te Loeke injured, Kyle Letheren is Argyle’s goalkeeper at the moment, being deputised by second-year apprentice Michael Cooper. 

Cooper is the not the only member of the Argyle Academt on Derek’s radar. Cameron Sangster, who played several first-team fixtures in pre-season, was mentioned by the gaffer, along with a pair of others he sees having a shot at making the grade. 

“There’s a lot of talented youngsters coming through,” said Derek. “Michael Cooper, Ryan Law, Luke Jephcott and Cameron Sangster are the four that really stand out for me at this moment in time in the system. We’ve got Alex Fletcher with the first team. 

“They are the four who have a chance of being first team players for Plymouth Argyle. They have shown they have got the right temperament, application and ability to do well, so I have got high hopes for the four of them to do well in future years. 

“They have [trained with the first team]; Cameron has played, Ryan Law will have an individual session with the first team, and Michael Cooper does train with the first team.”