WINGER WYLDE STILL HAS A ROLE

The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Luke Baker

THE out-and-out winger is slowly be­ing con­signed to the past, but Ply­mouth Ar­gyle boss Derek Adams be­lieves there is still a role for gen­uine wide men such as Gregg Wylde.

Wylde joined Ply­mouth in the sum­mer fol­low­ing a spell at St Mir­ren. And Adams be­lieves hav­ing the Scot strike fear into the hearts of de­fend­ers can only help the Pil­grims’ cause.

“What peo­ple some­times don’t re­alise is when he plays against a de­fender he scares them be­cause of his pace, and that can shift them back five or ten yards,” said Adams.

“He’s our only out-and­out winger. Nowa­days we don’t see as many wingers be­cause full-backs are more pow­er­ful and quicker than they used to be.

“If you cause a full-back trou­ble, they’ve got a prob­lem if they want to go for­wards. It’s a bit like cat and mouse where one goes, one stays and we’ll see who wins the bat­tle. He will al­ways cause prob­lems.”

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