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Jenkins' Glowing Reputation

21 September 2012

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“YOU don't play 80 times in the Championship without being half-decent.”

That is Argyle manager Carl Fletcher’s verdict on his latest signing, Ross Jenkins.

The Watford midfielder signed an emergency loan deal at Home Park on Thursday that will keep him with the Pilgrims until October 27.

“I’m delighted to have him here,” said Carl of Ross.

“He's only 21, but he's got 80 Championship game under his belt.

“We've obviously got a couple of injuries at the moment, with Paul Wotton and Jamie Lowry still out, so it'll be good for us to bolster that area of the squad.”

A player who has been on the radar for some time, Ross comes to the Theatre of Greens with a glowing reputation.

Fletch said: “We earmarked him through our scouting network and then we spoke to people we know.

“I know someone who used to work at Watford with him and Nance [Kevin Nancekivell] knew someone different who worked there, as well.

“And obviously we spoke to Rene [Gilmartin], who was there with him last year. They were all glowing references.

“He's keen, and obviously, with all the changes that have gone on at Watford, I think his chances might be a bit limited so he just wants to come and play that's ideal for us.”

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