The January transfer window came to a fairly quiet close for Plymouth Argyle yesterday.

While other clubs in League One were racing around for last-minute deals to bolster their squads - with Sunderland having a sixth deadline day bid for Wigan Athletic striker Will Grigg accepted in the final minutes (that will look great in season two of their Netflix documentary) - it was an altogether more serene story at Home Park.

We brought former Argyle youth player Lloyd Jones back to Home Park on a loan from league leaders Luton Town until the end of the season, with Jones filling the void left by the exit of fellow centre-back Peter Grant a couple of days earlier, who has left for Carlisle United on a short-term deal.

Grant found himself on the fringes of the first team, starting just seven games and making two further appearances from the bench. He was on the winning team in an Argyle shirt just once, coming in the 1-0 win at home to AFC Wimbledon in October.

Our only other deadline day dealing was heading away from PL2 as striker and forgotten man Calum Dyson joined League Two Stevenage until the end of the season, with his two ignominious substitute appearances in the Checkatrade Trophy making Grant look like an ever-present.

The rest of deadline day was punctuated by ‘what-ifs’, with rumours that Argyle were after a striker on loan never materialising, while top-scorer Freddie Ladapo had attracted interest from Portsmouth and Sunderland, with a £400,000 bid from the latter rumoured to have been rejected.

Meanwhile, Gregg Wylde ended his second spell at the club earlier in the window, having made just two starts all season. While I was a fan of Gregg the first time around, it still puzzled me as to why he was brought back for a second spell when we returned to League One in the summer of 2017.

While Gregg is a very capable winger, he didn’t really offer any versatility other than as a left-back, so it was surprising when he re-joined a team that had since shifted to a winger less formation.

Some good news earlier in the month was the capture of old Home Park favourite Oscar Threlkeld back on loan until the end of the season from Belgian club Waasland-Beveren.

‘Ozzie’ had turned down a new deal with us at the end of last season in order to pursue a career ambition of playing abroad. Sadly, it doesn’t seem to have worked out for him, but at least he is back where he belongs.

He adds an extra body to what will look like a decent midfield once Jamie Ness and Conor Grant return from injury, with Ness, Grant, Threlkeld, Yann Songo’o, Antoni Sarcevic and David Fox fighting for three starting spots.

The striking options look a little sparse with just Ladapo and Ryan Taylor as first-team options, although Dyson was the third choice and he hardly ever got picked anyway.

Our wide attacking positions pretty much pick themselves at present with Ruben Lameiras on fire at the moment, and although Graham Carey hasn’t been at his imperious best this season, he is still a fairly handy player to have in your armoury. Youngster Luke Jephcott (from Ponsanooth and formerly of Helston Athletic) has also broken into the first team and will add another option from the bench.

Jones takes Peter Grant’s spot in the centre of defence and will fight it out with Ryan Edwards, Niall Canavan and Scott Wootton for the two starting berths. This has been one of our problem areas this season so hopefully Jones can hit the ground running and go some way to fixing that.

The right-back position has also been a bit of a problem with neither Joe Riley nor Tafari Moore managing to stake their claim for the first-choice spot. But Ashley Smith-Brown, who had struggled at left-back, has made the spot his own following some fine performances of late.

Unsurprisingly for a struggling side, left-back had also been an issue, with captain Gary Sawyer spending much of the start of the campaign on the treatment table while Smith-Brown toiled in his absence, but Conor Grant showed potential in the role before the skipper returned to add some stability.

The goalkeeper position has also been a concern (who’d have thought all of the defensive positions would be up for debate in a side battling relegation?) with Arsenal loanee Matt Macey earning mixed reviews in the role.

But hope has arrived in the unlikely form of Kyle Letheren, who was initially expected by fans to play little more than a back-up role this season. However, the experienced Welshman has come in following injury to Macey and performed admirably and rightly holding on to the jersey.

There is still a long way to go and plenty could change (injuries, suspension etc), but that squad should have more than enough to keep us in League One.