Backroom Driver

THE final member of the Plymouth Argyle backroom staff in Northern Ireland is driver Gary Harris who is also Argyle's Scout Liaison Officer for their Plymouth Centre of Excellence.

Gary is another first time member of the crew, joining coach Paul Wilmot and physiopherist Tom Hunter, and like his colleagues he was also very impressed with the Milk Cup.

"It has been a fantastic experience, the country is so welcoming and I would love to come back - hopefully that would occur next year," said Harris who also doubled up on the photography front.

It was also a bonus that six of the 18 squad were familiar with Gary having been in his Plymouth Schools in the past.
"Max Childs, Jack Rhead, Rio Garside, Adam Randell, Jake Hawson and Ollie Tomlinson all came through my schoolboy's under-11 team," said Harris, who also helped out the coaching staff with their pre-match preparations.

Harris has been a keen member of the team and he was pleased with the efforts of the young squad that he kept supplied with custard cream biscuits!

"It has been a very young squad and hopefully many of them will be available to come back again next year. There have only been about three under-15's and some of the younger ones would have another two years to take part in the Milk Cup."

"They have been an absolute credit to Plymouth Argyle in how they have conducted themselves. Especially when we have gone out and about with them in the town and people have actually come up to us and complimented their behaviour.

"The football ability has also been superb and they have given their all in a very demanding week and I'm sure that those who are eligible would love to have the chance to come back again next year."