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CRAIG Tanner has rejoined Argyle.

The 21-year-old Reading midfielder, who spent last season on loan at Home Park, has agreed another temporary move to the Pilgrims.

As last season, Craig’s initial loan from the Royals will run until January.

Craig, who played in 50 of Argyle’s games last season, was on his way to Newcastle with Reading on Wednesday for the Royals' EFL Cup tie when he answered Pilgrims’ manager Derek Adams call and immediately diverted from the north east to the south west.

He arrived in Plymouth in plenty of time to reclaim his No. 27 kit for Thursday’s training session and prepare for Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two match against Mansfield Town at Home Park.

In a further echo of last season, Craig had already lined up against the Pilgrims before starting his latest loan. Last season, he played for Reading Under-21s in a pre-season friendly at Home Park; this season, he was part of the Royals’ squad which faced Argyle in the EFL Cup first round.

Two outstanding goals in cup competitions were highlights of an impressive 2015-16 campaign with the Pilgrims, in which he scored six times.

Craig turned professional with Championship side Reading in 2011, signing a four-year deal, after joining the Royals’ Academy aged eight in 2003. 

Following a two-year extension in January 2015, he joined Wimbledon on loan and made 19 appearances.

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