Pleased With Paul

KEVIN Nancekivell had nothing but praise for Paul Wotton after the living Argyle legend’s return to action at Port Vale.

Wottsy made his comeback against the high-flying Valiants after a three-month back-injury absence in a holding midfield role, and Nance said: “I thought he was brilliant.

“The club needs people like Paul Wotton, especially today. We needed leaders out there.”

The appearance was Wottsy’s 464th in the Green of his home-town club, and he is now three games short of moving up to third on the list of the club’s all-time player appearances.

“He’s been itching to get back into it,” said Kevin.

“He’s been giving me earache all week.  He tired a little bit at the end but, for his first game for so long, I thought he did terrific.

“He’s a leader and he epitomises everything about the club: the fight, the passion and the spirit.”