ARGYLE have signed Anthony O'Connor on loan from Championship club Blackburn Rovers.The 21-year-old defender - who can play at centre back or right back - has joined the Pilgrims on loan until January. He will wear squad number 28.
Although he is yet to make a first-team appearance for Blackburn, Anthony has spent the last two seasons on loan in League 2. Last season he made 32 appearances whilst on loan at Torquay United, while in 2012-13 he was an ever-present as Burton Albion reached the play-offs.
Anthony has been capped for Ireland at under-17 and under-19 level, and has made eight appearances for the country's Under-21 side.
O'Connor was sent off in Torquay's final game of the season, so will be suspended for Saturday's season opener against Cambridge. He will, though, be available for selection against Leyton Orient in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday, August 12.
FORMER Pilgrim Darcy Blake, who played for Argyle seven times in a loan spell from Cardiff City in 2009, is training with the Pilgrims this week. The former Wales international defender is a free agent having been released by Newport County at the end of last season.