Plymouth Argyle have managed to steady the ship in recent weeks following their relegation from League One in 2018-2019, and their league form is starting to go on an upward curve as manager Ryan Lowe has discovered his best side.
Despite having faltered with a 4-0 defeat to Devon rivals and high flyers Exeter City in their last game, the Pilgrims are 13th in the table but sit just four points off the play-off places.
With the January transfer window just around the corner, Lowe may have to decide to offload a couple of players in order to freshen up the squad as Plymouth look to bounce back up to League One at the first time of asking.
Here, we give two Plymouth players that Ryan Lowe should consider offloading in January…
Tafari Moore – permanent
While Lowe stated last week that Moore was available to head out on loan from the League Two club, having made just 20 appearances across the past 15 months for the Pilgrims, the right-back would be better off seeking a permanent move away.
The former Arsenal prospect may still be of some use to Plymouth in the future, however Lowe is yet to give the right-sided defender a fair chance on the pitch for the Pilgrims and doesn’t look like using the defender any time soon.
The 22-year-old could seek first-team football elsewhere on a permanent basis, however a loan move away from Home Park wouldn’t be the worst thing as long as the defender gets the first-team football he deserves.
Should Moore leave Plymouth on a permanent or loan deal this January?
Billy Clarke – permanent
Despite only signing a few weeks ago having been released by Bradford City in the summer, the striker was only brought in to Home Park on a short-term contract, ideally with the viewpoint of allowing the likes of Byron Moore and Dominic Telford the chance of getting back to full fitness.
Clarke brings bags of experience with him and is a proven striker at League Two level, however keeping him on the books past January would be a risk to both club and player.
The 31-year-old striker has only made three substitute appearances for the Pilgrims thus far, however Moore and Telford will most likely take his spot on the bench when both are fully recovered, unless either of them suffer a setback in their recovery.
The former Charlton Athletic forward would definitely be an asset to the club, however not playing a forward who is only on a short-term contract and left his family behind in Yorkshire to play for the Pilgrims is a risk that isn’t worth taking with a fully fit frontline.