Friday, 26 November 2010

Fallon out for Pilgrims

One of the silver linings of the current dark financial hanging over Home Park, has been the departure of Rory Fallon, initially on a loan deal at Ipswich with the view to a permanent move. Ipswich manager Roy Keane has moved to take Fallon to Portman Road in a bid to solve his side's lack of goals.

Plymouth boss Peter Reid said: "I've decided to let Rory go out with a view to a permanent move when the transfer window kicks in January. We'll be actively seeking a replacement. It's a great opportunity for Rory and I'm sure he'll thrive in the Championship environment."

If it's a prolific goalscorer that Keane wants then he may want to keep looking, Fallon has just one to his name so far this season and his record for Plymouth is 19 goals in a 141 appearances, pretty decent for a left-back but not so impressive for an international striker. The football odds don't suggest he'll be pushing for top scorer this season.

Plymouth will be relieved to have shed one of their highest earners from the wage bill but Reid will need to bring in someone to help Bradley Wright-Phillips with the responsibility of scoring goals. The former Southampton forward is the club's leading scorer this year with ten goals.

If Plymouth want to start climbing the table they are going to need more than just one source of goals but the market is hardly full of cheap goalscorers. Reid does have a couple of decent youngsters at the club in the shape of Rory Patterson and Joe Mason but will be looking to add an experienced striker to provide him with options. Anyone who has placed a football bet on the Pilgrims going up will be hoping the goals start flying in soon.

If this Plymouth side are going to have any chance of salvaging anything from this season then they are going to have to start putting a run together, starting next game at Stadium MK. If The Pilgrims can come through this hectic Christmas period and put some wins together, then they could mount a promotion push in the New Year.

Although it's been a tough season so far, Plymouth fans need to have faith in what is still a talented squad for this division. If the Green Army can get behind their team then all might not be lost yet.

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