JUDGING by his blistering performance in the win against Coventry and a brace to cap it off, it is clear that Argyle’s number 11 is having something of a blinder this season. He now has six goals in his last four games, which takes his total to 10 goals for the season, making him our second highest scorer.
As with Argyle’s season, it has taken some time for Ruben to find his feet. For much of the first half of the campaign, he has been limited to a number of substitute appearances, 11 across all competitions.
Lameiras is also a very unselfish player, if there is a player in a better position, he will lay it off to them, showing that he has a team-player mentality. The close partnership with Graham Carey is part of the reason for his success, switching the play from left to right.
Even better news for Pilgrim fans is the fact he has not reached his full potential yet, as Ruben is only 24, meaning he has another couple of years before he is at his absolute peak.
He has seven goals with his left, two with his right and scores on average every two games, which means, at that current rate, he could easily hit at least 10 goals minimum before the end of the season. He is fast becoming a fan favourite, with the Green Army on the edge of their seats, expecting a goal every time he has the ball.
You can hear the ‘O Ruben Lameiras’ chants all around Home Park during a game and the louder celebrations when he scores. He has the potential to be a consistently key player for Argyle for a number of years, because he definitely has the talent and the backing of the Pilgrim fans and manager Derek Adams.
There is real belief around Home Park after three straight wins in Sky Bet League One and no reason why Argyle cannot go on a similar run to last season, when we recovered from a poor start to finish just outside the play-offs.