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Schumacher hailed his squad’s flexibility within the roles they can play as substitute Ryan Hardie made the impact off the bench to seal the three points against Exeter.

“It’s nothing on Ryan, we have different profiles of strikers within the squad. Sam [Cosgrove] and Niall [Ennis] who played tonight didn’t play in the [Sheffield] Wednesday game because we felt with Ryan we could exploit the spaces in behind. The game was intense, and we knew there would be space. Once he got one, I had no doubt he’d get another”.

Meanwhile Exeter manager Gary Caldwell was pleased with his side’s performance despite defeat to local rivals.

“I thought the performance was excellent. For large periods the gameplan worked, we were a massive threat on the counter attack and scored two brilliant goals. But really happy with the performance coming away from home, against top of the league, a difficult atmosphere so proud of the players, but disappointed with the result”.

Ryan Hardie was introduced as a substitute for Plymouth in the 62nd minute and he made a quick impact with a brace that won the game for Plymouth with goals in the 70th and 84th minute.

The win takes Plymouth four points clear at the top of League one and the winning run at Home Park continues for the Pilgrims.

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May 2024