22nd July 2014
ARGYLE have completed the signing of free agent Oliver Norburn.The 21-year-old midfielder has featured in both of the Pilgrims' pre-season friendlies so far, and has done enough to catch the eye of manager John Sheridan. He has now signed a one-year contract to stay at Home Park.
Ollie began his career at Leicester City, although failed to break into the first team. He had a three-month loan spell at Bristol Rovers in 2011-12, and made that move permanent the following summer. He made 65 appearances for the Gas over two seasons, scoring four goals. He left Rovers by mutual consent in April.
Manager John Sheridan, speaking in the wake of Argyle's first friendly against Tavistock, spoke of Ollie, saying: "He’s got lots of things that I really like in his game. He’s got a lovely range of passing; he’s a good age; a good size; he’s got all the attributes I am looking for in a midfield player."
Ollie will wear the squad number 6 for the new season.