Plymouth Argyle manager Ryan Lowe has praised striker Ryan Hardie, after the forward has impressed during his first couple of games at Home Park.
The 22-year-old striker joined the club on loan from Blackpool, where he had featured just 12 times and scored once since signing for the Tangerines last summer, but he has hit the ground running with League Two Plymouth, netting two in his first two games.
Speaking to PlymouthLive, Lowe said: “We have got to monitor him and make sure he’s right, and getting up to speed.
“He’s fast in a different way. He’s not a Byron Moore fast, he’s a galloper.
“Once he was in there on his left foot (against Mansfield), he has got that calm and composure in front of goal, which we wanted.
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“We knew when we signed him what he was going to give us, and at the moment he has given us two goals in two games.”
The young Scottish striker isn’t the only option up front that the Pilgrims have to use for the rest of the season, with the likes of Ryan Taylor, Dom Telford, Byron Moore, Joel Grant, Klaidi Lolos and Luke Jephcott in their ranks.
Hardie started his career in the youth ranks at Rangers and progressed into the senior squad, but he failed to cement himself in the senior squad and instead spent time out on loan with Raith Rovers, St Mirren and Livingston.
The young forward isn’t the only player that has had recent success with the Pilgrims, fellow young forward Jephcott scoring four goals in three games after being recalled from his loan spell with Southern League side Truro City.
Hardie has earnt the praise in the last few weeks that Lowe has heaped upon him, after a blistering start in the green of Plymouth.
The striker won’t see his loan as being a success just yet however, as he knows that he has to keep showing the goalscoring form that he has been to try and earn his spot back in the Blackpool team.