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Could Toums' Replacement Already Be Here?

11 January 2018

ARGYLE manager Derek Adams believes there is a possibility that the replacement for Toumani Diagouraga could be right under his nose.

Toums played his last match for Argyle on Saturday and signed off in style after scoring in a 3-0 victory over Bury. Although Adams thinks he will be a miss, he is confident that apprentice Cameron Sangster is among the candidates to fill the void. 

Derek said: “There is a few that can do that role, there’s Graham Carey, Jamie Ness, Cameron Sangster, Yann Songo’o, [Antoni] Sarcevic and David Fox that can all play in that midfield position.” 

Sangster has been been involved in the first team squad twice this season making his debut at home to Oldham Athletic in December. Adams believes there is a lot to be positive about with the young players at Argyle and their development. 

“He is one that is developing well,” said Derek. “We have got Alex Fletcher out on loan to Torquay. We have got Callum Rose out on loan to Dorchester;  Michael Cooper is the same; Ryan Law the left back is an exceptional talent as well, these are the ones we have high hopes for. 

“He (Sangster) is only 17 but he is playing every week in the under 18s and he is playing every week in the Peninsula team. He will have the opportunity to play in the Central League matches.”

One of the early pieces of business this transfer window has seen Alex Fletcher move out on loan to Torquay Untied which Adams thinks can only benefit both parties. 

“I have been trying to get a good number of players to Torquay for a good number of years now,” said Derek. “Alex Fletcher is going there because it’s close to Plymouth and his home, it is a full-time club, two steps down from our league. 

“He is 18 years of age so he has time to develop so this is the next stage. He has gone from eighteens football, into reserve team football, played a few first team and now we want to give him first team football at a level each week.” 

With Ciftci and Fletcher having left the club this window Adams admitted he is in the market for a striker.

“There will be one striker that will come in this transfer window,” he said. “We are working to do that as we are obviously short in that area, He said. ‘We have Ryan Taylor and Jake Jervis so we just need to add to that, we are negotiating at this moment in time.”


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