Wott a Man

AHEAD of Saturday's huge clash with Tranmere Rovers, a crucial member of the Home Park fabric will be given some highly-merited recognition.

Paul Wotton made his Argyle debut on February 7, 1995 - exactly 20 years and 77 days ago. On Saturday he will be in the dugout in his position as first-team coach, still doing his bit to assist his hometown club. 

Paul will receive a special sterling silver salver, presented to him by chairman James Brent, in recognition of his playing career, prior to kick-off against Tranmere.

Wottsy was one of the clubs greatest ever captains, having risen through the youth ranks before making his professional debut in 1995, and would go to make 491 appearances for his beloved Greens. 

He skippered, and played every second, of Argyle’s 2001-2002 Third Division title winning season and was named in the PFA Division 3 Team of the Year. He was also the fans’ Player of the Year in 2002-2003 and again in 2004-2005.

An inspirational leader on the pitch, and a cult hero amongst the Green Army, Wotton has produced some memorable moments on the pitch, often through the form of spectacular strikes from outside the box. 

But arguably, one of his most memorable moments came in the final game of last season, where his appearance against Portsmouth drew him level in second place on the club’s all-time appearances list with the legendary Sammy Black. 

You can see Wottsy being presented with his award at approximately 2.43pm on Saturday, along with a host of other pre-match events, as Argyle’s last home game of the season could turn out to be season defining.