Remi Matthews – 7

With Blackburn on an eighteen match unbeaten run which started when the Pilgrims visited Ewood Park earlier on in the season, Matthews controlled the goalmouth when called upon with crosses, but was not forced into any serious action.

Oscar Threlkeld – 8

Threlkeld defended solidly and was excellent throughout the game. None of the players on Saturday had a bad game and all of them played their hearts out- this was epitomised by the performance of the ever-committed right-back. Play offs, why not? Considering where Argyle were just before Christmas, you’d be foolish to bet against it.

Zak Vyner – 9

On loan Bristol City, defender Zak Vyner came straight back into the starting eleven after missing last week’s win at Oldham due to illness, he and Bradley commanded the defence. He is already becoming a fans favourite with his capability, skill and confidence on the ball

Sonny Bradley – 8

Bradley was another defender who put in a solid performance against the former Premier League champions and tallied up an assist to his name as he headed down the ball from Fox’s free kick for Lameiras to rifle home.

Gary Sawyer – 8

Sawyer defended amazingly against Blackburn’s wingers and coped well when the pacey Dominic Samuel was introduced at half time. You could tell there was an undercurrent of frustration running through the Blackburn team, with Samuel picking up a yellow card with a minute of him being introduced.

Antoni Sarcevic – 10 – MOTM

Since the departure of Toumani Diagouraga at the end of last year Sarcevic, has had a chance to impress and stake a claim for a spot in the starting XI and what a performance from the man himself on Saturday controlling the midfield and chasing after every ball.  A flawless display.

David Fox – 8

Experienced midfielder Fox did not put a foot wrong and kept Blackburn’s main players including Bradley Dack who he was tasked with marking quiet all game.

Jamie Ness – 8

Ness has missed the majority of the first half of the season due to injury and since coming into the team and has impressed doing the ‘dirty work’ in midfield keeping the impressive Songo’o out of the starting eleven.

Graham Carey – 9

In Tony Mowbray’s pre-match interview he stated ‘we have to keep an eye on Carey!’ Did the Blackburn players listen to their manager? It certainly didn’t seem like it with Carey running the show in a performance which adds yet another assist to his name with Taylor slotting home the second for the Pilgrims.

Ryan Taylor – 8

Taylor showed his ability and strength to hold up the ball and link it to his team mates, the striker capped off his performance by a well taken goal inside the first forty-five minutes.

Ruben Lameiras – 8

Lameiras had another excellent game and has established himself a regular starting eleven position. The player who was brought in in the summer has had a tough start to the season but is proving Adams right with the decision to stick by him.

Subs –

Yann Songo’o (for Fox)

Songo’o’s entry onto the field coincided with Argyle’s switch to a flatter 4-1-4-1 formation for the closing stages of the game. Although Blackburn weren’t at their best, they still were a threat and if they scored one, who knows what the score would have been.

Joel Grant (for Carey)

Grant played well when he came on, stretching the game and a set of fresh legs were well needed to get Argyle up the pitch as they were showing signs of being forced back.

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (for Lameiras)

Taylor-Sinclair, who has not been able to reinstate his position after recent injury, came on in a left sided midfield position and did a very fine job at helping Sawyer with the main threat in the second half which was Dominic Samuel.

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