Business as Usual

VERSATILE defender Callum McFadzean playing his part at left centre-back may have been a surprise to the 1000-plus travelling Green Army who witnessed a dramatic Ryan Hardie winner at Salford’s Peninsula Stadium on Tuesday, but it was business as usual for Fadz.

The defender, who is probably more widely recognised at wing-back than at the heart of the rear-guard, says he feels comfortable there and is happy to be available once again following ligament damage in his knee.

“The Gaffer knows I can play there [left centre back]. He knows he can put me in any position and I’ll give him 100%,“ said the 25 year-old. “It’s a position I have played before and I enjoy it. I still like to get forward, I am allowed to do that as long I don’t start being stupid.

“I am not someone who feels I’ll be affected by playing in a different position. Over my career I have played in numerous positions, but I would say wing-back is my strongest. It’s always good to be able to play a number of positions”

Given our league position in Sky Bet League Two and the character shown in the 3-2 win against the Ammies in midweek, the spirit in the Green camp is high ahead of the weekend meeting with Crewe Alexandra.

He said: “A good spirit is good for the Gaffer, not only that, everyone is pushing each other so performance levels will keep rising. Everyone wants to be playing and performing well. When everyone is raring to go and team spirits are high, you just want games to come.”

Fadz hopes that that same spirit will be evidenced when second placed Crewe Alexandra come to Home Park on Saturday, incidentally the same side that the former Bury man enjoyed a dream Argyle debut against in the season opener in August, scoring twice in a 3-0 win.

He said: “I couldn’t have wished for a better start [to my Argyle career], it seems so long ago now but refreshing it in my mind, it was amazing. That was my first game, the Green Army’s first game of the season, it was amazing to see how loud they were and how many there were. They have been like that all season; their support is massive and all the boys appreciate it.”