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Professional Purse

6 December 2012

CARL Fletcher will have no qualms about re-introducing Darren Purse back into his starting 11.

Argyle’s experienced centre-back, who has played 17 times this season, is available for Saturday’s visit of York to Home Park, having missed the Pilgrims’ last three games through suspension.

During that hiatus, it emerged that the London-born defender will be allowed to leave the club as Fletch juggles with his playing budget.

With defender Durrell Berry suspended after receiving a red card in Tuesday’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie with Oxford, Darren’s availability gives Fletch selection options.

“[He] is a professional and you don’t keep playing at the age of 35 and play for loads of clubs if you have any kind of commitment issues,” said Fletch.

“That’s why he has played for so long at such a high level - he’s got a drive and does things in the right way,” said Fletch.

The decision to allow Pursey to leave Home Park is a pragmatic one which will allow Fletch some manoeuvrability in the transfer market.

“We have got to make way to get people in and make sure there is money available.

“We are looking to strengthen in a few areas, to be honest, and we have been doing our homework for the last couple of months.

“There are a few players we have been looking at and making contact with, so we’ll just see how it goes.

“It’s a case of making sure the books add up and make sure they’re spot on because we don’t want to end up in the situation we were in before.”

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