Carl McHugh: Plymouth Argyle player relishing midfield role

Carl McHugh
Carl McHugh has scored five goals for Plymouth Argyle since joining the club

Plymouth Argyle's Carl McHugh is enjoying his time playing in midfield for the League two high-fliers.

The 22-year-old Irishman was brought to the club as a central defender in the summer of 2014 from Bradford.

But he played much of last season as a left-back and has found himself in midfield under new manager Derek Adams.

"I was confident, I played there when I was younger before I moved to England, that's where I played when I was growing up," he told BBC Radio Devon.

And the former Republic of Ireland Under-19 international said he was ready to seize his chance in whatever role Adams assigned to him in pre-season.

"I was determined when I came back in pre-season that I would get in the team and I worked really hard in the summer and I wanted to make sure I was in the team and impress the new manager," he added.

"An opportunity came in a few of the pre-season games to play in midfield and I thought it was an opportunity to grab.

"You've got Curtis Nelson and Peter Hartley as centre-halves, who are really good centre-halves, so one of the three of us was going to have to drop out, so it's worked really well so far."