Morgan Whittaker

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On the previous occasions when Morgan Whittaker has scored in a game involving Argyle, the Green Army have been less than thrilled.

The next time he does it, they will be delighted.

Whittaker’s move on a season-long loan from Swansea City is a classic poacher-turned-gamekeeper switch. Argyle were drawing 1-1 at the Stadium in last season’s Carabao Cup second round before Morgan turned on the style bagged a hat-trick to send The Pilgrims packing.

Before that, he even managed a pre-season Home Park goal for The Swans. Now, he is Green, and it seems a quick chat with Argyle boss Steven Schumacher was all it took to get him to start getting goals for us, rather than against.

“It was a very memorable day,” said Morgan, when asked by Argyle TV about the hat-trick. “I think it all happened in 11 minutes. It was a good moment in my career, although maybe not for you guys!

“As soon as I spoke to the manager, I knew. He was very clear in where he wants me to play, the role I will have this season. I think this season is vital for me, getting a good season under my belt. It’s something I’ve not had before, a full season of playing. I think Plymouth is the perfect place to do that.

“[My strengths are] getting on the ball, creating things and being exciting to watch. Hopefully scoring goals and assisting.  Playing in this team, I think I’ll be able to do that.

“I know Bali [Mumba] from being with England Under-16, Under-17. I know, from watching the game against Swansea last week, about the style of football, it’s really good, always looking forward. That’s how I want to play football.”

Morgan, 21, began his career at Derby County before moving to Swansea, and had a 20-game loan spell in Sky Bet League One with Lincoln City in the second half of last season.

That spell has given him the taste for regular football, and he is very clear on his ambitions during his time in the South West.

“I want to help the team to get promoted or get in the play-offs,” he said. “I think this team can do that, and I want to score goals and make assists. It’s quite clear what I need to do.

“[Going to Lincoln] was really good for my career. It was the first time I’ve played a significant amount of games in a row. It’s helped me massively.

“I enjoyed my time at Lincoln, I just wish I could have had a full season doing that. Now I’ve had a taste of playing Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday, I can’t go back to not playing. I need to be out there playing.”

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