NEW Argyle signing Zak Rudden is naturally keen to get minutes for the Greens and show his striking quality by hitting the back of the net.
Arriving from Glasgow Rangers on an initial half-season loan, the Scotland youth international forward joins the ranks of an already exciting Argyle forward line. A dangerous goalscorer in what is still the early stages of his career, Zak is looking to bring another dimension to the first team.
“I’m not coming down here to just sit on a bench or not be involved in the team. I’ve got to try get in the team and try and score goals,” said the 19-year-old Scottish striker.
Zak came down from Glasgow to watch Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw against Salford City and was impressed with what he saw. “I just though the team created loads of chances, so I thought I’ll come down and try and push my way into the team,” he said.
“I thought the fans and just everything suited me, I’m delighted to be here.”
After spending the whole of last season away on loan at Falkirk, Zak managed to score an impressive 12 goals in a side that ultimately struggled and were relegated, but he believes that coming to Argyle poses a completely different test.
“I did well last year, and it was a good year for me, but I felt like I missed out on a lot football-wise,” said Zak. “I feel like this is my next step, to go away from home and challenge myself.”
The prospect of playing under Argyle manager Ryan Lowe was also an incredibly enticing opportunity for Zak and greatly contributed to his decision to head south. “When I was speaking to him, he was a striker back when he was playing, so that was a big factor for me to come down,” he said. “I thought this was perfect for me to come down here and get the bits I need, and maybe take them back to Rangers.”
The deal is subject to the completion of International clearance.