Blackman Set To Sign

ANDRE Blackman is set to sign for the Pilgrims, subject to completion of the relevant paperwork.

The 21-year-old left-back is a free agent following his release from Scottish Premier League champions Celtic at the end of last season and will remain at Home Park initially until January 2014.

A schoolboy with Arsenal and Tottenham, Andre joined Portmsouth at the age of 16 but began his professional career with Bristol City in the summer of 2009, having recovered from a serious ankle injury.

The left-back made two League Cup appearances for the Robins but left Ashton Gate in October 2009 by mutual consent.

Several trials, most notably with Leicester City followed, before Andre joined then Conference side AFC Wimbledon.

It was with the Dons that Andre began to establish himself as a player, playing 15 times at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

After a short time out of the game, Andre was handed a lifeline at Parkhead in October 2011.

On signing for the once European champions, Blackman said: "I felt right at home from the word ‘go’ at Celtic. I instinctively knew that I was in the right place and that I was surrounded by people who were willing to help get my career back on track."

Blackman played three times for the Bhoys and spent the early stages of last season on loan with Inverness Caledonian Thistle, enjoying two outings, before returning to Glasgow.