1st July 2013
JOHN Sheridan has increased his striking options for the Pilgrims’ upcoming 2013-14 League 2 campaign by recruiting former Shrewsbury Town front man Marvin Morgan.Marvin, 30, has signed a two-year deal at the Theatre of Greens, as the Pilgrims continue their build-up to the big kick-off on August 3.
He has scored 40 goals in 107 Football League starts after working his way up the football ladder from the relatively humble beginnings of the Wealdstone youth team.
After carving out a fearsome non-league reputation with Yeading and Conference side Woking, the 6ft 4in Mancunian became Aldershot Town’s record signing on their return to the Football League in 2008.
In three seasons at the Rec, where current Argyle assistant Gary Owers was number two to Kevin Dillon, he scored 28 goals from 89 starts, before moving on to Shrewsbury Town.
He made his Shrews’ debut at New Meadow on the opening day of the 2011-12 League 2 season, when a late, late Carl Fletcher strike earned Argyle a 1-1 draw.
Marvin’s 11 goals from 49 games during the season – he also played against Argyle in Shrewsbury’s 1-0 defeat at Home Park – helped Town to promotion.
He was slightly less prolific in League 1 last season, scoring seven times in 43 matches before being released at the end of the campaign.
As well as running the channels, Marvin is also familiar with prowling the catwalk, having established his own fashion label, Fresh Ego Kid.
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