Tyler Harvey: Plymouth Argyle striker ready for important season

By Brent PilnickBBC Sport
Tyler Harvey
Tyler Harvey's last start for Plymouth Argyle came against AFC Fylde in the FA Cup first round last November

Plymouth Argyle forward Tyler Harvey says the forthcoming season is key to his career as a footballer.

The 20-year-old, who has come up through Argyle's academy, last month as he aims to add to the 10 starts he has made since his debut in November 2012.

"It's a big year for everyone, a big year for the club and it's a big year for me as well," he told BBC Sport.

"This season I'm going to look to show everyone what I can do."

Harvey has found game time hard to come by at times, making 42 substitute appearances while with the Pilgrims' first team.

He has only scored three goals in his career, but two have come against Argyle's Devon rivals Exeter City and Torquay United.

"I don't think I've been given enough of a run to show what I'm capable of," he said. "Hopefully I can do well for myself to show everyone what I can do.

"At the minute every goal I score is going to be big for me, no matter who it's against. They were special goals and hopefully I'll get a lot more of them this season.

"When forwards start to score goals things start to fall into place and they do start to put in a bit of a run and that's what I'll be looking to do this season."

Despite seeing himself as a striker, the Plymouth-born player often found himself deployed in midfield by previous manager John Sheridan.

"He wants to play up front and we'll get a good idea of him from training and match time in pre-season," Sheridan's successor, Derek Adams, told BBC Sport.

"He sees himself as a striker and time will tell how that's going to progress."