Mo Says

MOSES Makasi has recent close-up experience of the top of Sky Bet League One which will stand him in good stead during his Argyle loan.

The 22-year-old West Ham United midfielder, who joined the Pilgrims on loan until the end of the season this week, was part of the Hammers’ match-day squad who took two games to knock League One’s third-placed Shrewsbury Town out of this season’s Emirates FA Cup.

Next up for the Pilgrims, at Home Park this Saturday, are one of the only two teams to currently head the Shrews, Blackburn Rovers. 

“It’s going to be interesting,” said Moses, after his first training session at his new temporary home on Thursday. 

“Blackburn are a big club with a Premier League history, so it is going to be a good test for the lads. We see they are near the top of the table, but if we get a good result – make it six wins out of nine – that’s good for the lads and we’re pushing up the table.” 

Moses’ has captained the Irons’ Under-23s this season and has appeared – and scored – in the Checkatrade Trophy. He sees the opportunity to play in the EFL as career advancement. 

He said: “I’ve been at West Ham since I was nine. I’ve played with West Ham all my life; I grew up there; supported the club. It’s hard to get in their first team, but this is a stepping-stone for me. 

“It’s a chance for me to get some good first-team football, at a good club, at a good level. I am just looking forward to it.”