During Plymouth Argyle’s 1-0 victory over Charlton Athletic, Kell Watts received a heavy blow to the head while clashing with the Charlton striker Chuks Aneke during a corner. The 21-year-old on loan from Newcastle United made it clear he was determined to play on, despite a very clear head injury. After medical attention on the touchline from Argyle’s physio Dave Galley, Watts was straight back into action.
He’s quickly proving himself to be a vital player in Ryan Lowe’s ‘Green Army’ squad, with fans urging the club to make the signing permanent.
During a post-match interview, Watts stated “for the 20-30seconds I was feeling a bit groggy. Dave [Galley] came over and when it’s things like your head, you have just got to be careful, I knew after 30 seconds it was just more like the initial impact and I wanted to carry on”.
This is exactly the type of fighting spirit that Lowe has been demanding from his players since he took over as Plymouth’s manager last year.
With back-to-back wins for the Greens, they face Newport County tomorrow in the Football League Trophy. When asked about how the team felt about their upcoming fixtures, Watts said “Confidence is high. We are going into every game wanting to win it – whether that’s at Home Park, which we have been doing very well at, or if it’s away from home.”