Trots: "I'd Love to Stay"

NEAL Trotman wants to remain a Pilgrim.

The Argyle centre-back has been a virtual ever-present since coming to Home Park in August on a short-term contract which expires next month.

Manager John Sheridan revealed after Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Wimbledon that he has been talking to Neal about a new deal, and Trots said: “I’d love to stay in Plymouth.

“I feel like I’m playing good football here; I feel like I offer a lot to the team. We are in talks over the right contract and, as I say, I’d love to stay.”

Neal, 26, has seen the Argyle team grow in belief and confidence as the season has progressed – attributes which helped them come from behind to win a point on Saturday.

“There was a lot of pressure in the first half but I think we defended well as a team,” said. “Obviously, things aren’t always going to go your way so, in games like this, you just have to grind it out, which we did.

“At the start of the season, we weren’t together as a team because it takes time to gel. Now, over the past few weeks, things have started to come together.

“We are pleased for the fans because they have travelled to Oxford and to London over Christmas, so it is nice to give them a bit of Christmas present with four points from the two games.”