Argyle player ratings from 3-0 defeat away to Bristol Rovers

It is seven away League One games without a win this season for Plymouth Argyle after they were beaten 3-0 by Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium. Here are the Plymouth Live ratings for each of the Pilgrims’ players:

Mike Cooper 6 – Conceded three goals from six Rovers on-target attempts but in all honesty there was not much he could do about any of them.

Will Aimson 5 – Like the rest of Argyle’s defensive trio, Aimson never looked comfortable against the Rovers strikeforce of Brandon Hanlon and Sam Nicholson.

Jerome Opoku 5 – It is asking a lot of the relatively inexperienced loan signing from Fulham to be the dominant force that Argyle need in the heart of their defence.

Kell Watts 6 – Gives it his all, win, draw or lose. Booked in the 40th minute for a foul on Sam Nicholson. The 21-year-old is finding out league football can be an unforgiving environment.

Tyrese Fornah 5 – Had his hands full with Rovers’ Chelsea loanee Luke McCormick, who played in an attacking role behind strikers Brandon Hanlon and Sam Nicholson.

Joe Edwards 6 – Gave Argyle a good attacking outlet from the right wing-back role in the first half so it was surprising when he was replaced at the start of the second period by Byron Moore.

Panutche Camara 6 – Had some good moments, displaying his appetite for hard work on and off the ball, but could not provide as much attacking impetus as he would have hoped.

Ben Reeves 5 – Brought into the starting line-up due to the one-match suspension to Danny Mayor. Had one first-time shot saved but was taken off at half-time as part of a double substitution.

Conor Grant 7 STAR MAN – Some of his set piece delivery could have been better but he put in a good shift, both at left wing-back in the first half and in central midfield after the interval.

Ryan Hardie 6 – A frustrating game for the recalled striker. Lots of aspects of his play were good but he was let down by his finishing as he spurned some excellent chances.

Luke Jephcott 5 – The usually reliable penalty box predator put one good chance wide of a post as Argyle had a good spell before the interval but could not reduce their 2-0 deficit at the time.

Substitutes:

George Cooper 6 – Sent on at the start of the second half to play at left wing-back. Saw plenty of the ball, shot wide with one attempt and appeared to be fouled for what would have been a penalty to the Pilgrims.

Byron Moore 5 – Got into some good crossing positions playing at right wing-back but he did not make the most of that with some hit-and-miss delivery.

Dom Telford 5 – The former Rovers loan signing replaced Luke Jephcott in a straight swap up front in the 64th minute.

Lewis Macleod – The midfielder made his comeback from a long-term knee injury as an 84th minute substitute for Conor Grant.

Frank Nouble – Was extra firepower for Argyle when he replaced Tyrese Fornah in the 84th minute but, soon afterwards, Rovers got their third goal and it was all over for the Pilgrims.

Plymouth Live