Plymouth manager Derek Adams insists Jordon Forster’s arrival from Hibs can give his team the ‘jolt’ they need to clinch the English League Two title.
The versatile defender has linked up with the former Ross County boss at Home Park on a loan deal until the end of the season after being restricted to a solitary appearance for the Leith outfit during the first half of the campaign.
That came against Rangers in July’s 6-2 Petrofac Training Cup defeat and Forster only lasted 53 minutes after picking up a hamstring injury.
Despite his lack of game time this term, Adams is confident that the 22-year-old can provide the competition his defenders need as the Pilgrims bid to retain their place the summit.
Adams, who failed to get international clearance in time to hand Forster a debut in Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to title rivals Northampton said: “He gives us competition for places.
“We’re very light in that area, and we’ll need that towards the end of the season. He can play at centre half as well as right back.
“I think it’s important; you’re going to get suspensions at some time in the season, and you need to be pushed as a football player.
“By doing that, we’re taking in somebody to give them all a jolt to go forward.
“He’s played a lot of games in Scotland at the top level. He came through the Celtic youth academy, and he’s been schooled in the proper way.
“He’s been in and around the Hibernian team. At this moment in time they’re flying high in the Championship, and he’s been unfortunate not to get himself in the side at this time.
“His fitness is fine, there’s no issues there so he’s ready to go.”