Plymouth Argyle boss Paul Mariner is delighted with their capture of West Ham United defender Bondz N'Gala.

N'Gala was an unused substitute during Tuesday's 3-2 win over Bristol City after joining on loan from West Ham and will be pushing for a start at Glanford Park.

Mariner told the club's official website: "If you look at his presence, he's a fearsome looking character.

"He is a tremendous header of the ball, a good defender and when you're in the arena of the Championship and balls are being lashed in your box, you need people in there to get it out.

"It's no secret that we've been light in the central defensive area, so we've strengthened that."