ANTHONY O’Connor, who left Home Park in the summer, has joined up with League 1 side Burton Albion, with a nominal compensation figure being agreed between Argyle and the Brewers.
On O’Connor’s departure, Derek said: “His mind was made up. He’s been able to get a club in League 1; he wanted to move, so there’s nothing you can do about that.
“I never spoke to Anthony myself. He was obviously offered a new contract at the end of last season, but he has decided to move to another club in a higher division.
“Anthony was a centre half playing in midfield and it’s an area of the park that we would like to strengthen. We have got players on the pitch that can do that but it’s an area we would like to strengthen as well.”
Everyone at Home Park wishes Anthony well at his new club.