Nessie's Goal

JAMIE Ness has played his part in a swift upturn in Argyle's Sky Bet League One fortunes in recent weeks after claiming back a starting berth in the side following an injury early in the campaign.

Wins over Gillingham and Scunthorpe have breathed new confidence into the Pilgrims ahead of the weekend visit of Sunderland to Home Park, but Ness would love to add goals to his midfield solidity. 

The Scotsman did score in the narrow Carabao Cup loss at Millwall but is yet to notch in the league, although this is largely down to playing a deeper role in the engine room.

“Everything just clicked in the Gillingham game, we had a back four that kept a really high line, which then allowed us to go and press the ball more," said Jamie. 

“Everything slotted in nicely, the front three were all playing really well, linking up well. We took that into Scunthorpe and continued again. We could have scored more goals and we’re really enjoying it at the moment.

“It’s definitely something I need to add to my game - more goals. I’ve been playing slightly different, in a more holding [role]. I managed to score at Millwall, so I’m counting that as one, even though it wasn’t in the league.

“We know goals need to come from all over the pitch, we can’t just rely on Freddie [Ladapo], Graham [Carey] or any of the front three. Midfielders and centre-backs need to chip in as well.

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