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Another Year For Andy

26 June 2013

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MIDFIELDER Andres Gurrieri has signed a new one-year deal with the Pilgrims.

The Argentinian, who is 24 next week, is the latest Pilgrim whose contract expired last season to agree terms for the 2013-14 League 2 campaign.

Argyle's first South American player - fondly dubbed 'the Westcountry Messi' by the Green Army - made 32 appearances for Argyle last season after joining from League 2 rivals Burton Albion, scoring twice.

That came a year after he had initially impressed on trial in the summer of 2011, with manager Peter Reid unable to complete his signing because the club was in administration.

Instead, he joined the Brewers and made 14 appearances for the Pirelli Stadium outfit - including against Argyle at Home Park - before falling out of favour with new manager Gary Rowett.

He was released by Burton at the end of the season and returned to Argyle for a second trial in July 2012, agreeing a 12-month deal shortly afterwards.

After something of a stop-start 2012-13 season, Andres started 10 of the final 12 matches of the campaign - and was a used substitute in one of the other two - as the Pilgrims fought their way out of relegation trouble.

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