McCarthy pleased with developing partnership of Morgan and Reid
Coach Sean McCarthy believes the strike partnership of Marvin Morgan and Reuben Reid will be a "big asset" to Plymouth Argyle.
Morgan, one of manager John Sheridan's summer signings, scored his first goal for the Pilgrims in their 3-1 win away at Cheltenham Town, on August 17.
Reid, meanwhile, opened his account for the season – from the penalty spot – when Argyle beat Rochdale 1-0 at Home Park last Saturday.
Sheridan has taken Reid on a season-long loan from Yeovil Town, after the 25-year-old was also borrowed for the final three months of last term.
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McCarthy, who had a couple of spells as a striker at Argyle during his playing days, reckons Morgan and Reid can pose problems for any defence in League Two.
Talented 18-year-old goalscorer Tyler Harvey is also waiting in the wings for a chance to show what he can do, according to McCarthy.
"Marvin is a great lad," said McCarthy. "He's a pleasure to work with every day, and so is Reuben.
"He got his first goal [against Rochdale] after Marvin got the penalty for him and he stuck it away brilliantly.
"That will settle him down. When things aren't going Reuben's way, sometimes he can get a little bit down and beats himself up.
"But if strikers miss a chance they have got to get on with the next one and, hopefully, they will put that in the back of the net.
"Him and Marvin have got a great understanding. The manager is trying to get them higher up the pitch and they are feeding off each other.
"They are causing defenders big, big problems," continued McCarthy. "We spoke to the Cheltenham staff after the game and their centre-halves just hated playing against them two, and that's a real compliment to Marvin and Reuben.
"We have also got Tyler Harvey, who is looking ever so sharp in training. He's champing at the bit and waiting for his chance. Technically, Tyler is a very gifted player, so things are looking good at the striker side of it."
Harvey was a student at Ivybridge Community College when McCarthy worked there in the sports set-up.
"Tyler knows where the goal is," said McCarthy. "I worked with him at the college when he was a young lad and he has grown up. He's learning every day, and he's looking sharper and sharper in training."
Morgan and Reid not only posed all sorts of problems when they played against Cheltenham, they also did the same in the victory over Rochdale.
They were not so heavily involved in the second half as Argyle struggled to retain possession for any length of time but their contribution was still key to the final outcome. McCarthy said: "I think they would be a handful in the league higher as well.
"Hopefully, the time will come that we will be in that higher league pretty soon, and they can show what they can do in that league also, but in this division they are going to be a big asset for us."
McCarthy does not want to see Argyle rely on the strikers to get all their goals, however.
He said: "I think there is goals in our team. When Trots [Neal Trotman] and Brano [Guy Branston] go up for corners and free-kicks, it will only be a matter of time before they are scoring.
"We have got Rommy Boco and Lewis Alessandra, who have both scored goals, and Conor [Hourihane] has chipped in with one, which is great. You can't just rely on strikers."