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Freddie on Fire

Confidence the Biggest Factor in Ladapo Form

2 November 2018

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SIX goals in the last five games and eight in total this season tells the story of a striker bang in form for the Pilgrims.

Argyle manager Derek Adams always had great belief in the former Crystal Palace forward and that faith is now being reward by a sparkling run of form that takes Freddie into tomorrow’s Sky Bet League One clash with Sunderland at Home Park.

Resounding wins over Gillingham and Scunthorpe in the previous two league games has been a big boost for Argyle, and Derek is even more pleased to see goals coming from all over the pitch, as well as Freddie, with Joel Grant, Antoni Sarcevic and Niall Canavan also on target last weekend.

“Confidence is a big thing and I think I was ridiculed a wee bit when I said that Freddie was a very good striker, and people were going to look at him,” said Derek.

“I think I’ve been proved right on that one because he is scoring goals. He’s a very strong player, he takes the ball in very well and has an eye for goals.

“He does miss chances but he gets in the position to have an opportunity and he’s an important player for us. He does have belief and the amount of goals he has scored in a short space of time is very good.

“It takes a bit of pressure of everybody [Freddie scoring goals]. Joel Grant scored last week and Antoni Sarcevic, and that supports him when you’ve got midfielders and wide players scoring.

“We know that [Ruben] Lameiras and [Graham] Carey can score, and from set-plays, we got a goal from [Niall] Canavan as well.”

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