Jack Of All

ARGYLE manager Ryan Lowe believes his side have acquired a jack of all trades after bagging his first summer capture, midfielder Joe Edwards, on Thursday.

Edwards, who was most recently at Walsall, was eager to sign on at Argyle and he is one that Ryan was pleased to get finalised.

“The fans can expect a little Trojan in the middle of the park, he covers the pitch quite well,” said Ryan. “He’s an acquisition that we fought hard to get, we had him lined up for a while, so we were pleased the minute he said yes.

“One, Joe is a leader. Two, he’s a good footballer, and three, he’s a good lad. He’s a good midfielder who can go and receive the ball off the centre-backs and the 'keeper also. He is a midfielder who is very experienced in that role.

“He can play left wing-back, right wing-back, a three in midfield, not just a sitting one. He is versatile and one we wanted to get over the line because he can play a few positions for us.”

Joe is familiar with these parts, having captained Yeovil, and was part of the Glovers side that earned promotion to the Championship in 2013. His experience is something the manager can count on in what is sure to be throughout an arduous Sky Bet League Two campaign.

He said: “He has got some appearances under his belt, he’s had a couple of promotions, he knows what it looks like.“

Promotions aside, the Gaffer is impressed by his fitness levels, as he slotted into the first day of pre-season, and was among the front of the queue in the running drills, despite the fact he endured a knee injury recently at Walsall.

Lowe said: “No [we are not concerned about the injury] because we did the medical and put him through the run of the mill. Paul the physio and the doctor were quite happy with it.

“I think he’s played 86 games since that injury, so there was no concern over that. He’s fit, he’s covered probably 10-12km out there today, so we know what Joe gives us. We know what he’s about, he’s a leader, he’s fit - one of the fittest lads in the team, and he’s proved that this morning “