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Lowe: Lots of players keen on Argyle


Plymouth Argyle manager Ryan Lowe has been quoted as saying that lots of players are interested in joining the club in the January transfer window. Lowe mentioned that the player had to be right for the club, but that plenty of agents had been in touch as the window nears.

The 41-year-old also mentioned that he and assistant Steve Schumacher had attended a number of games over recent weeks, in order to scout out potential targets for themselves.

Source: Plymouth Live

Confirmed: Jose Baxter Departs


Plymouth Argyle have confirmed that attacking midfielder Jose Baxter has left the club.

The 27-year-old joined Argyle as the summer transfer window drew to a close. However, injury limited his availability, and eventually, an agreement to terminate his short-term deal was reached mutually.


Rumour: Plymouth Argyle "keen" on Olomola


Rumour: Plymouth Argyle are competing with Tranmere, Milton Keynes and Exeter for Scunthorpe striker Olufela Olomola

Age: 22

Position: Striker

This season: 6 goals and 0 assist in 19 appearances

Source: Football Insider

Verdict: An early rumour ahead of the winter transfer window suggesting that Ryan Lowe wants ANOTHER striker. With Ryan Taylor, Dominic Telford, Joel Grant, Byron Moore, Zak Rudden (whose loan currently expires in January) and Billy Clarke already competing up-front, surely Argyle wouldn’t need another striker, at least without getting rid of some of the current lot. Even then, would there be budget for this? The club already has an expensive squad, and the potential to sign George Cooper permanently from Peterborough, combined with the option to extend the contracts of Clarke and Jose Baxter.

Olomola is currently on loan at Carlisle from Scunthorpe and in decent form for a side that are struggling a bit, with Football Insider journalist Pete O’Rourke claiming that Scunthorpe are willing to recall and sell the striker for a profit in January, having signed him as a free agent 18 months ago.

Allegedly in the hunt are League one strugglers Milton Keynes and Tranmere Rovers, as well as Devon rivals Exeter City. Argyle are the fourth club mentioned to be considering a bid.

Football Insider is a strong source, and O’Rourke has been reliable in the past, but recent links haven’t worked out too well. Their claim that Martyn Woolford was set to join was miles wide of the mark, and Argyle failed to secure the loan signing of Niall Ennis which they reported was at an advanced stage.Yet, they correctly reported on the arrival of George Cooper this summer, and others in transfer windows before.

The lack of immediate need for a striker, the cost of the transaction and competition from other clubs suggests this isn’t one to watch too closely at this point.

Rumour rating: ★★★

Cameron Sangster departs Plymouth Argyle


It has been confirmed that Cameron Sangster has departed Plymouth Argyle by mutual consent. His loan at Dorchester Town was cut short earlier today.


Lowe preparing for January window


Ryan Lowe mentioned today that he is already making preparations for the winter transfer window, which opens in January. Lowe confirmed that this could involve players arriving at and departing from Home Park.

The Argyle manager said that he is already receiving text messages and calls from agents ahead of the window opening in two months’ time.

Source: Plymouth Live

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Confirmed: Argyle sign Billy Clarke


Plymouth Argyle have confirmed the signing of free agent Billy Clarke.

The 31 year-old was released by Bradford City at the end of last season. He arrives on a short-term contract.

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Confirmed: Purrington and Sangster to Dorchester



Tom Purrington and Cameron Sangster have joined Dorchester Town on a half-season loan. Purrington is a first-year professional and younger brother of ex-Pilgrim Ben, while Sangster is a second-year.

Dorchester play in the Southern Premier League, three levels below Plymouth Argyle, the same division as Paul Wotton’s Truro City where Ryan Law and Luke Jephcott are on loan.



Lowe: Up to five departures




After a quiet couple of weeks on the transfer front, it’s all come to life! After the loan signing of George Cooper, Ryan Lowe has now stated that up to five players will leave – permanent or on loan.

The Herald reports that Lowe told them two young players were soon to move to a semi-professional club, while another two could depart on loan, plus another permanent departure.

Source: Plymouth Live

Confirmed: Argyle loan Cooper for season



Plymouth Argyle have confirmed the signing of Peterborough winger George Cooper on loan for the 2019-20 season. It has not been confirmed if the club have a recall clause.


Rumour: Argyle to loan Cooper


Rumour: Plymouth Argyle are set to loan George Cooper from Peterborough

Age: 22

Position: Winger

This season: 3 goals and 1 assist in 29 appearances

Source: Football Insider

Verdict: A dramatic late twist in Plymouth Argyle’s transfer window? Having been linked to Jamie Devitt last week – who has now joined Bradford on loan – Football Insider have now claimed that George Cooper is set to join on loan from Peterborough.

Cooper is a promising individual, but it’s fair to say that his transfer to Peterborough hasn’t worked at all. With no minutes played this season, only four league starts last season (and nine in all competitions), he has failed to adapt to their tactical demands. Played almost exclusively as a winger at Crewe, he’s had to play in a more narrow position with the Posh and it hasn’t gone well. Mind you, 30 goals and assists in 73 appearances during the eighteen months before he left Crewe show he can cut it at this level.

Argyle could certainly stand to benefit if they risked putting him in a wide-attacking position as a wing-back, but it would be a bold move that left the defence more exposed. He could also arrive as cover for Danny Mayor, a winger turned central-midfielder in Lowe’s 3-1-4-2, but that would be risky after his failure to adapt at Peterborough.

It cannot be denied that Football Insider is a very strong source, however they were horribly wide of the mark when claiming that Martyn Woolford was set to join, so they could have been misled by their source here too. Yet, given Cooper is well out of favour at Peterborough, this could be an opportunity too good to miss for Lowe as he aims to further bolster his squad.

Rumour rating: ★★★★


Confirmed: Argyle sign Rudden on loan




Plymouth Argyle have confirmed the signing of Rangers stringer Zak Rudden.

The 19-year-old comes to Home Park from Steven Gerrard’s side on an initial 6-month loan.


Lowe: Argyle waiting to announce new striker



Ryan Lowe has confirmed that Plymouth Argyle have completed the signing of a new striker, but he will not reveal the player until all the paperwork has been officially submitted.

Lowe has been hinting at the arrival of a new striker for weeks now, and he seems to have finally got his man. This follows the departure of Calum Dyson in the past few days.

Source: Plymouth Live

Lowe: One more signing



Ryan Lowe has confirmed that Plymouth Argyle are still active in this transfer window, with a new attacking player being lined up.

The identity of that player is unclear, but Lowe mentioned that he is looking to bolster his options up front with an additional body. This follows slight injuries to Byron Moore and Joel Grant, and Calum Dyson being released from the club.



Rumour: Argyle battle for Devitt again



Rumour: Plymouth Argyle are interested in signing Jamie Devitt on loan

Age: 29

Position: Central midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger

This season: 0 appearances

Source: Twitter

Verdict: It’s a very interesting one to assess, this. Devitt was heavily linked to Argyle a couple of months ago alongside Swindon and Blackpool. He ended up signing for the latter after rejecting a new deal at Carlisle, and that appeared to be that. However, things have changed somewhat at Bloomfield Road since

Terry McPhilips, the manager who signed Devitt, resigned at the start of July. Under new manager Simon Grayson, the Seasiders have been flying and have three wins in three league games to their name. However, Devitt has played no part so far, leading some to suggest that the player is surplus to requirements at the club. Rumour has it that Blackpool are open to loaning the player out and, should that be the case, it would make sense if the two sides interested before were in for him again.

However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the news is true. It’s hardly been spread by any esteemed journalists – rather, it has been posted on Twitter by an account simply called “Swindon Town Rumours”. The fact that the rumour seems credible is exactly what these accounts feed on. It’s therefore taking what they say with a significant pinch of salt until we hear the news from somebody with an ounce of credibility. For now, we just can’t be sure.

Rumour rating: ★★


Law loan extended



Ryan Law’s loan at Truro City has been extended until January.

The Argyle defender has impressed at Treyew Road since being loaned to Truro in July, and now has the chance to get even more game time under his belt.


Lowe hints at another signing



Ryan Lowe has hinted that Argyle will look to bring in one more player during this transfer window. Asked whether this could happen before the Newport game, Lowe said “maybe we could have that before the weekend, maybe not.” It suggests that, at the very least, Lowe is still in talks with transfer targets.

Lowe also hinted that some players may depart on loan, alluding to the successes of Ryan Law and Luke Jephcott since they left on loan deals to Truro City.

Source: Plymouth Live

Confirmed: Argyle sign Grant on loan



Age: 20

Position: Centre-back

Last season: 0 goals and 0 assists in 12 appearances

Some deadline day activity (though Argyle’s deadline day isn’t for weeks yet), as Joshua Grant joins Plymouth Argyle on a half-season loan from Chelsea.

Grant played the full 90-minutes in Chelsea u23s 5-0 victory over Argyle at Home Park last season. He started eight professional matches in all competitions, including eight on-loan at relegated Yeovil Town in the second half of the season. His shirt number has not been confirmed and, with two players named J. Grant at the club, it will be interesting to see what is on the back of his shirt.



Confirmed: Smith-Brown joins Oldham on loan



Ashley Smith-Brown has joined fellow League Two side Oldham Athletic on loan.

The loan is set to last for the entirety of the 2019/20 season.



Confirmed: Jephcott loaned to Truro



Luke Jephcott has been loaned out by Plymouth Argyle to Paul Wotton’s Truro City.

The loan is for an initial period of 28 days, and Ryan Lowe has hinted that there could be a place in the Argyle squad for Jephcott this season if he performs well at Treyew Road.


Rumour: Ashley Smith-Brown to Oldham



Rumour: Plymouth Argyle’s Ashley Smith-Brown is set to join Oldham on loan

Age: 23

Position: Full back

Last season: 1 goal and 2 assists in 37 appearances


Verdict: A curious one, this. Whilst Ashley Smith-Brown has had a difficult pre-season, with the player actively struggling to make a mark in a system not all too ready to accommodate full backs, there was no indication that Lowe wanted him out of the door. However, that’s not to say that work hadn’t been going on behind the scenes, and if Oldham are keen, there is every chance that a deal could be struck for the player.

Let’s consider the logistics of this first of all. Smith-Brown is highly unlikely to play regularly for Argyle this season. It would take an injury to Callum McFadzean to open up a starting spot, and even then it’s possible that players such as Byron Moore or Joel Grant would be chosen to fill that hole ahead of Smith-Brown. Additionally, the fact he has been linked to Oldham gives credence to the rumour for two reasons. First of all, the Latics are looking for defensive reinforcements, and they are based close to where Smith-Brown began his career at Manchester City’s academy.

The source on this one is also interesting. Many people saw the rumour initially through Oldham fan Danny Taylor’s post on Twitter, but we’ve tracked it back to a post on Oldham’s supporters forum. The forum post was made at 3:27pm, and Taylor’s tweet came at 3:30pm. Provided those times are reliable (they aren’t always on football forums!), it’s possible that Taylor saw the rumour and tweeted it immediately. However, the times are very close, so there’s every chance both heard about the rumour at the same time, and posted it accordingly. That would certainly add to it a higher degree of reliability.

In truth, without being experts on how Oldham’s fans operate online, we just cannot be sure on this one. However, it’s certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

Rumour rating: ★★★

Rumour: Argyle to miss out on Ennis



Rumour: Plymouth Argyle are set to miss out Wolverhampton striker Niall Ennis, with Doncaster set to sign the player

Age: 20

Position: Striker

Last season: 1 appearance

Source: Football Insider

Verdict: Generally speaking, when Pete O’Rourke and Football Insider report that something is imminent, it tends to be believable. However, we should note that O’Rourke is not infallible. Indeed, it was he who reported that Argyle were close to signing Martyn Woolford last week. That was before Chris Errington claimed that link was wide of the mark later that day, and we have heard nothing on the potential deal since.

It’s also interesting to note that it was Football Insider themselves who made the initial link between Argyle and Ennis back in mid-July. That wasn’t entirely wide of the mark – Ryan Lowe himself stated that Argyle had held talks with the player. However, it does lead one to question whether we can believe the source on the same player given their previous record.

However, despite all that caveating, this is a move that would make sense. Ennis and Wolves presumably wanted to keep their options open when looking for a loan destination, and a League One club looking to secure his services may prove they were right to do so. As for Doncaster, they are in the market for a new striker following the departure of John Marquis to Portsmouth. Don’t be surprised if this one gets over the line – it’s probably time for Argyle to turn their focus to other targets.

Rumour rating: ★★★★

Update: No contract for Hall



Ryan Lowe has confirmed that defender and Plymouth Argyle trialist Ben Hall will not be signing a contract at Home Park,

The Argyle manager was speaking about Argyle’s squad heading into the season, and confirmed that he won’t be offering Hall a deal.

Source: Plymouth Live

Tafari Moore loan listed


Plymouth Argyle manager Ryan Lowe has told reporters that Tafari Moore has been loan listed.

He told reporters: “We have made Tafari Moore available to go out on loan. 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.”

Source: Plymouth Argyle