As Plymouth net three in their opening game of the season Ian Holloway`s concern now is how we can stop leaking them at the other end
Plymouth got off to a flying start on Saturday at the KC stadium with a 3-2 victory over Hull City. The Pilgrims have suffered in recent years when finding the back of the net, however the end of last season and the pre season games seem to suggest that times are changing in the Argyle camp.
With David Norris and Rory Fallon both finding the back of the net in the first half followed by a late strike from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake it looks like they could be popping in from any number of players this term.
The quality of finish seems to be improving too, all three goals on Saturday were quality strikes and some of the finishing during the pre season visit of Bristol left many fans hungry for the season to start. One can only assume the teamwork of Holloway, Penrice and Breaker has had a lot to do with this, as one thing that came to Plymouth with the team was a reputation for developing the talents of the strike force.
Ian Holloway has however highlighted a need to be more vigilant at the back. In an interview with the Herald Ollie was quoted as saying “he would rather win 3-0 and this is something we will need to look at”. This isn`t to take anything away from Romain Larrieu who put in a fine performance this weekend, making the competition for that keepers jersey even hotter.
With Ipswich visiting Home Park this Saturday a strong defence will be needed, Ipswich netted 4 on Saturday against Sheffield Wednesday and so like our boys will want to continue with a successful high scoring run.
With places on the Argyle front line being hotly contested I believe anyone getting a game is going to be keen to prove their worth and secure a place. One thing is for sure Ollie has spent time building the strength in the squad we have and this could prove to be an exciting season on the pitch.