Whittaker's Lincoln Preview
Morgan Whittaker returns on Saturday to a club where he spent much of the opening portion of 2022.
In January’s transfer window Morgan, who is a Swansea City player, was loaned to Lincoln City, where he played 20 games, scoring five goals.
Now a Pilgrim, Morgan is preparing to head back to Lincoln for the first time since playing for the Imps. He is also preparing to return to the county of Lincolnshire following last Saturday’s exit from the Emirates FA Cup at the hands of Grimsby Town.
Morgan, though, is looking to the future, not the past. “It was one game,” he said, regarding Grimsby. “Everyone know how bad it was, but we can’t let that affect us going forward. We know what we can do in the league and we’ve got to keep that going.
“It’ll be a good game. We’ve got to go there and get the three points, that’s the main thing. After Grimsby we have to bounce back and carry on the form in the league.
“[Lincoln] was my first loan, so was obviously a big part of my career. I enjoyed it. I got 20 games under my belt and was starting back-to-back games. It was a big step in my career.
“There’s an added bit of pressure [in returning]; you just want to do well and show everyone what you can do.”
Morgan has seven goals so far in his Argyle stint, the same as fellow attacker Niall Ennis. Ryan Hardie is on nine, with Finn Azaz on six and Sam Cosgrove on five. Each has provided numerous assists for the others, and Morgan says it is a pleasure to be playing as part of the Argyle attacking unit at the moment.
“It’s what every attacker wants,” he said. “To be in a team where you are going to get chances. It’s not just me scoring goals, it’s shared between the attacking line, Every attacker knows their role, and wants to help each other.
“You know where your players want to be, doing it in training, extra shooting, and just having that relationship where you can see on the pitch that everyone is scoring and assisting.”
The game at Lincoln is the second in a run of three away game on consecutive Saturdays, with a trip to Burton Albion to follow the week after. Argyle do not play a league game at Home Park until 2 December, but Morgan appears unfazed by the knowledge of spending more time on the road.
He said: “Being down here you know that every away game is far, so you are already mentally prepared for it.
“It will show our character if we can get through these away games. In some ways, not being at home means we don’t have the pressure of the home record, and we can just focus on getting three points.”