Moore: How Do You Like It?

TAFARI Moore is happy to have signed for the Pilgrims and has sounded a familiar cry: pre-season is hard.

Tafari is finding Derek Adams pre-season tough going, particularly the running, but is getting through it with a smile on his face.

The 21-year-old defender joined Argyle in the summer on a free transfer after his contract has ran out with Arsenal. This will not be Moore’s first season in the EFL, though, as he spent several months of last season on loan to Wycombe Wanderers and helped the Chairboys gain promotion to Sky Bet League One.

Speaking after the Pilgrims beat Bideford 3-0, 24 hours after a different Argyle line-up won 1-0 at Torquay, Tafari said: "Games are coming around really fast. We had Torquay the other day - they are a good side - we played today, we have Yeovil on Saturday. The games are coming around really fast.

“The season is coming, and we want to be ready for that so every game we play we are trying to play hard.

“The gaffer has said when we are playing he wants us to make runs, get in behind. This is pre-season, so this is the time to get the fitness. Even if you are tired, you get through it because this is what it is about - coming to the season and firing.”

Every player will be fighting to get in to the first team for Argyle’s first game of the season, away to Walsall on August 4. Players have been doing their all to convince Derek Adams and the coaches that they should be in the first team Tafari is no exception.

He said: "The fact that everyone wants to be in the starting 11 is good. It is healthy competition; we are pushing each other. We are all mates, but we are footballers and we want to be playing. It is healthy for the team.

“People play in different styles, which can be used in different games. We’ve got a good group of boys and I think this season is going to go really well. I am believing.

“From the first time we started doing ball work I thought to myself: ‘Yeah, man - this team can really play!’ Everyone knows what they are doing.

“As soon as we started playing football in training I was thinking to myself: ‘Yeah man – I have come to the right place’.”