When Tafari Moore signed for League One side Plymouth from Arsenal, he would have hoped to follow the trajectory of Marc Bola.
Bola also dropped into League One, joining Blackpool, but after one good season earned a move to the Championship. Moore, who enjoyed loan spells with Utrecht and Wycombe, hasn’t managed the same.
He saw Plymouth relegated last season and has struggled to adapt to Ryan Lowe’s style and philosophy. He’s now been made available for loan, as confirmed by Lowe this morning.
“We have made Tafari Moore available to go out on loan,” confirmed the former Bury boss.
“He’s been a good lad, different class. He has not spat his dummy out, but unfortunately he is not in the plans at this moment in time. He’s been terrific, but he needs to get some game play.”
The 22-year-old represented England up to Under 20 level, winning the European Championship at Under 17 level and reaching the semi-finals of the Under 19 tournament.
He’s made just two starts for Plymouth this season, one in the EFL Cup against Reading and another in the EFL Trophy against Bristol Rovers.
Moore looked to have a bright future, but it just goes to show how fine the line is between success and failure.
Bola is back on track after taking a risk, but Moore is set for a loan spell in League Two or the non-league scene. With regular games, he’s young enough to develop but it’s a huge test of his attitude and commitment.