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21 January 2016

ARGYLE defender Gary Sawyer wants to stay at Home Park for life.

The Pilgrims' left-back is in his second stint at the Theatre of Greens, having rejoined the club last summer, and is enjoying being part of Argyle's Sky Bet League 2 promotion push. 

He has missed just one game - through suspension - since becoming manager Derek Adams' first signing for the club, and that will help his ambition to remain a Green past his 31st birthday in July.

"I've actually got something in my contract about playing a certain amount of games," he said, "and I've gone over that now.

"This is a club I definitely want to stay at."

A man often described as solid at the back and regularly giving a seven-or-eight-out-of-ten performance, Argyle's number three began his career with the Pilgrims after developing his football through the club's youth ranks. 

He was loaned out to Weymouth, Exeter City and Bristol City during his time at Home Park before going on to make 95 appearances in front of the Green Army, leaving just before the Pilgrims entered administration.

He turned down a contract extension offered by club, hoping to join Bristol City. However, he signed for fellow Bristol club Rovers, who were in League 1 at the time.

In 2012, the defender signed for fellow League 1 side Leyton Orient and was released when the O's were relegated to Sky Bet League 2 last year. That paved the way for his dream move back home.

"I moved back down here for a reason as I wanted to be at this football club and I want to stay here," he said. 

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