Larrieu rues Wright-Phillips exit

But Argyle have to look forward, says goalkeeper

Wright-Phillips: Now at Charlton

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Plymouth Argyle's long-serving goalkeeper, Romain Larrieu, has admitted that the departure of top scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips in January was a bitter pill to swallow.

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The 25-year-old netted 13 times in 17 league starts for Argyle, who are now in administration, before joining Charlton Athletic in late January.

League One strugglers Plymouth have found it difficult to replace the former Southampton striker's goals, but Larrieu told that the likes of Joe Mason, who netted twice at the weekend, and New Zealand international Rory Fallon have to fill the void.

"We lost a few players and a lot of goals in January, but we have put in some decent performances since then and not got the results we've deserved," he said.

Matter of time

"We just need to keep plugging away, concentrate on scoring more goals, because that has been our greatest problem when we are on top in a game.

"We've got a good group of players here still, but losing Bradley Wright-Phillips was a big loss and he is still scoring goals now.

"We all feel down about everything that has happened this season, but we need to think about the games ahead rather than those that have already passed.

"We knew we had to sell in January and with him in such good goalscoring form it was only a matter of time before he left.

"There are still a lot of players at the club that can step up and fill the void left by Bradley, so hopefully they will do just that because we need them quick."

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