Five Players Plymouth Argyle Should Look to sign for the Championship!!!

1) Alfie May 

The Cheltenham Town forward had another excellent season in League One this season finding the net 20 times in the League and getting three assists. The Forward, who only stands at 5ft 8 inches, helped Cheltenham to a 16th place finish in the League and to a Papa John’s Trophy Semi Final. The Papa John’s Trophy Semi Final was in fact against Argyle at Home Park, where May smashed in a lovely arrowing shot into the bottom right corner to put the Robins in the lead. May also scored at Home Park this season in the League in a 4-2 win for the Pilgrims. The forward is quick can run with the ball is strong for his height and is lethal in the box. May is comfortable shooting with both feet and into both corners. The former Doncaster man found the net 23 times in his first season with Cheltenham in League One and in total has scored 67 goals in 165 games for the Gloucestershire outfit. May only has one year left on his contract and has already been linked with Argyle in recent weeks. The forward would fit in perfectly at Plymouth as he can play upfront on his own or with another striker, but the 29-year-old is also comfortable playing behind the striker. The former Hythe Town and Farnborough man will be looking for a step up to the championship if this is with Plymouth only time will tell.    


2) Junior Tchamadeu

The Colchester United Right-back will be an excellent option for Plymouth and will be a replacement for Bali Mumba, who seems to be part of plans at his parent club Norwich City next season. Tchamadeu at only 19 made 41 appearances for Colchester this season scoring five and getting two assists from Right-back in a struggling Colchester team in League Two. However, Tchamadeu performances did not go unnoticed as the fullback won League Two Young Player of the year beating of competition from Swindon Town striker Jacob Wakeling and Leyton Orient fullback Jayden Sweeny. The Colchester fullback has made 90 appearances for the Essex based outfit and at such a young age and it is clear to see why. The right-back, who is also comfortable playing on the left, is quick, powerful and is also a tough tackling. The 19-year-old picked up fourteen yellow cards in League Two this season which is the joint highest in the League. This shows how the Englishmen is not scared of a tackle.  An excellent coach like Steven Schumacher could turn the fullback into an attacking wing-back and with more time on the ball in the Championship the fullback is less likely to have to make challenges which lead to yellow cards. Tchamadeu also has an eye for goal which Schumacher likes in his fullback, with Mumba himself finding the net six times in League One. The Colchester fullback will not cost to much and at only 19, will be one to look out for next season at whatever club he is at.


3) Connor Ripley 

The 30-year-old shot stopper is currently a free agent after spending the season just gone at Morecambe in League One playing all 46 games in the League but couldn’t help The Shrimpers from getting relegated. However, the former Oldham goalkeeper had an excellent season himself which included saving five penalties of the nine he faced including two against Derby from James Collins and David McGoldrick in a 1-1 draw at the Mazuma Stadium. The goalkeeper will be familiar to Argyle fans after he had an excellent display in December at Home Park. The Middlesbrough born shot stopper made 11 saves in the match including a penalty save from Morgan Whittaker in the 43rd minute. However, Ripley could not stop Morecambe losing 2-1 thanks to goals for the Greens from Niall Ennis and Sam Cosgrove. Ripley has tons of experiences in all three EFL divisions and even experience in the SPFL where the goalkeeper played 40 games for Motherwell in the 15/16 season on loan from Middlesbrough. The goalkeeper played twice for his hometown club but is probably best known for his spells at Oldham and Accrington Stanley. The goalkeeper has no problem playing with the ball at his feet or kicking it long and is excellent at shutting down strikers bearing down on goal. At only 30- years-old and as a free agent with the wealth of experience he has, Ripley will be a perfect signing for Plymouth who need a goalkeeper as number one Michael Cooper will be still injured come the beginning of the Championship season, after the 23-year-old ruptured his crucial ligament back in February.


4) Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu

The 23-year-old has had an excellent season at Fleetwood who he signed for last summer from Colchester United. The Charlton academy player was a centre defensive midfielder at Colchester where he made 75 appearances scoring three goals. But after an injury crisis in December at Fleetwood manager Scott Brown moved the number four into the centre of defence where he has stayed ever since. A commanding presence standing at 6ft 3, the defender has played 37 games this season scoring once and getting two assists. The defender had an excellent game against Plymouth at Home Park where he headed every single cross away. Sarpong-Wiredu also is a leader as he constantly checks the line and brings the defenders with him to catch the opposition offside. The 23-year-old would be an excellent acquisition for Plymouth due to the fact he is comfortable playing in a five-back which Argyle play and he will give 100 percent for the club. There are not many better players in the EFL who can get the ball away time and time again after sustain pressure the Sarpong-Wiredu. With Plymouth going up to the Championship and the quality in that League a player like Sarpong-Wiredu would be perfect to have as he can defend with his back to the wall and get the ball away and hold on to wins. The defender was part of a Fleetwood side who kept an impressive 13 clean sheets in 22/23 and he would fit in perfectly at Argyle as part of the back three.


5) Omari Hutchinson 

The talented Chelsea wonderkid has a very exciting future ahead of him but at 19-years-old needs a loan move to continue his progression. There is no better club for the former Arsenal academy player than Plymouth Argyle. Hutchinson would be one of the stars at Plymouth and one of the first names on the team sheet in one of the Centre attacking midfield position. The midfielder who can also play on the wing has excellent dribbling, skills and a great passing ability. The Redhill born Jamaican international, who he has made two appearances for, is also a goal threat as the 19-year-old has scored seven goals in the Premier League 2 this season. Hutchinson has also made two appearances for Chelsea first team both of the bench against Manchester City. One came in the League playing 22 minutes and one game in the Etihad where the midfielder impressed in his 27th minute cameo. The midfielder was close to going on loan to West Brom in January, but this fell through. This means he will have a lot of suitors next season in the Championship and abroad. It is crucial Plymouth come in early and guarantee Hutchinson game time which he needs. An attacking midfielder of Hutchinson and Callum Wright would be worrying for any defence in the Championship.  

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