Pilgrim Dynamic

ARGYLE stopper Alex Palmer feels the current dynamic in midfield is just right for the Pilgrims, as we prepare for an upcoming hectic festive schedule, starting with Cambridge away in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday.

Although initially signed on loan as a centre back from Chelsea in the summer, Josh Grant has made a very strong case for making that role his own, patrolling that area in front of the back four ever so well; evidenced in the frantic FA Cup draw against Bristol Rovers on Saturday at the Memorial Stadium.

Josh sitting at the base of the midfield is exemplary in breaking up attacks and getting us going is of great importance to the players ahead of the Cobham youngster, and the whole team in general.

 “It was a good game to be fair,” said Alex. “I think we were the better team and were unlucky not to win the game. He [Josh Grant] has been playing really well there, but also when Joe Edwards has played there, he has played well

“I think we have a good balance in midfield with Josh sitting and Danny [Mayor] and Sarce [Antoni Sarcevic] ahead of him, so that is a good balance and the team is playing well as a whole unit.”

Alex arguably was equally as impressive, denying two Rovers efforts late on, one in particular looked a certain goal but the young ‘keeper raced across his line to keep the deficit at one.

“It’s one of those ones, we’ll play them again in a couple of weeks, and hopefully get a good result against them and get through to the third round,” he said. “He just stood it up at the back post. I’ve gone across and tried to get my body in the way of it, luckily it came off me. It’s what I’m there to do, it’s my job [to make saves]. Luckily it stayed out of the net.”