No Qualms On Captain

ARGYLE manager Carl Fletcher has no qualms about handing Darren Purse the captain’s armband, even though the Pilgrims’ skipper has been told he can leave Home Park if he can find another club.

Darren, 35, has continued to lead Argyle since it was revealed that he has been made available for transfer as Fletch looks to restructure his squad.

Carl is happy with that, and will be equally happy if Pursey remains at Home Park until the end of the campaign.

“As it stands, he’s contracted until the end of the season,” said Fletch.  “Unless another club comes in and wants to take him and everything works out, he’s going to be our player.

“If no-one comes in for him and he stays, then, great; if he goes, we’ll come to that bridge when it happens.

“Things in football change so quickly so, from one day to the next it can suddenly turn around. As it stands, he’s our player and our captain – you can’t anticipate the future.

“We have got to make room and get people out so we’ll have to wait and see.”

Part of the reason with Fletch’s comfort at the fluid situation is the form of teenage defender Curtis Nelson.

“He’s got a lot of assets to his game,” said Carl.

“He’s very athletic and good in the air, so, in both boxes, he’s a threat; and he’s got a long throw. His energy and enthusiasm to do well is pleasing.”