Paris Cowan-Hall encouraged by his progress at Plymouth Argyle
SPEEDY attacker Paris Cowan-Hall is encouraged by the progress he is making at Plymouth Argyle.
The 22-year-old, signed from Surrey part-timers Woking in the summer, has scored in each of the last two games for the Pilgrims.
Cowan-Hall grabbed 'a training ground goal' when he headed home from a free-kick in the 4-1 win at bottom-of-the-table Barnet on Saturday.
He also scored after only 33 seconds of the 2-1 victory over Aldershot Town in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy second round at Home Park last Tuesday.
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But it is his improving performances which have pleased Cowan-Hall more than his goals.
He told Herald Sport: "I feel confident when I'm playing. I think it's more the fact that I'm playing well that I'm happy with.
"The goals are an added bonus. Everyone always wants to score as much as they can and, hopefully, with the momentum we have got going I can get a couple more and we can get a few more wins."
Cowan-Hall has played as a striker for Argyle after coming on as a substitute, but his best performances have been out wide.
He started on the left of midfield against Barnet but swapped sides with Burnley loanee Alex MacDonald in the second half, and was equally effective in both roles.
Cowan-Hall said: "I will play anywhere up the front, on the right or the left. Throughout the game at Barnet we were switching anyway.
"At one point I was up top. We fill in where we need to fill in."
Argyle took a 2-0 lead against Barnet inside 12 minutes after a penalty from striker Rhys Griffiths and a header from centre-back Maxime Blanchard.
The Bees soon reduced the deficit and the Pilgrims had to survive some pressure before they took complete control in the second half.
Cowan-Hall said: "You are always going to periods of a game where you are not on top and you are under the cosh.
"The main thing is to get in tight, defend properly and then start playing again.
"I thought we did that well on Saturday. We played out from the back when we needed to and it was good to see."
Cowan-Hall put the Pilgrims 3-1 up in the 62nd minute when he soared above Barnet left-back Jordan Brown to get on the end of a free-kick from MacDonald.
He said: "It was a training ground goal. We have got our positions and when we have wide free-kicks we know where we are meant to be.
"I managed to get away from my man and it was a nice flicked on header."
Cowan-Hall has good aerial ability for someone who is only 5ft 8in tall, as he so ably demonstrated against Barnet.
He said: "I jump quite high and I win my fair share of headers in a game.
"When it comes to heading the ball, I don't think of myself as one of the shortest players because I can out-jump some of the tallest."
Cowan-Hall and Griffiths were both playing part-time football last season but have already made a positive impact at Argyle this term.
Griffiths has scored three goals in two starts and four substitute appearances and Cowan-Hall has been impressed by the Welsh striker.
He said: "Griff wins his fair share of headers and he holds the ball up well. I thought him and (Guy) Madjo were unreal on Saturday.
"He's a good person to be playing up there with."
Argyle are 18th in League Two after the win against Barnet and have also made it into the last 16 of the JPT with their victory over Aldershot.
Cowan-Hall said: "Of late, we have been performing well but not necessarily getting the results we deserved or wanted.
"We were getting a few draws when we should have won, and so on and so forth.
"We have got a couple of wins now and, hopefully, the momentum will take us forward."