John Thanks Brano

ARGYLE manager John Sheridan paid tribute to departing defender Guy Branston following the Pilgrims’ 2-0 home Sky Bet League 2 defeat by Scunthorpe United.

Agreement was reached between the club and the popular defender earlier in the week for Brano to be released from his current contract, which was due to expire in the summer.

John said: “He’s just had a few niggling injuries with his calf and his ankle, so I had a chat with Guy. He’s got other avenues that he wants to take on board.”

The 35 year-old first came to the club in a loan spell from Leicester City in 1998 as a promising youngster, but returned in January 2013 as a leader amongst men, according to Sheridan.

“Last year, I thought he was immense,” he said. “He wasn’t playing much football, but he came in and just changed the dressing-room.”

 “He played a big part of why we stayed up, so I fully respect him for that.”

“We’ve sorted whatever was left in his contract, and he’ll be successful wherever he goes.

“He’s a good lad to have around, and a good pro. He’s still got a few years left in him.”