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Nardiello Signs

27 January 2016

ARGYLE have signed striker Daniel Nardiello on loan from Bury.

The 33-year-old centre-forward has joined the Pilgrims until the end of the season. 

He scored 14 goals in 38 appearances last season for Bury but, having missed the start of this season through injury, has made just one substitute appearance for the Shakers this term.

Daniel started his professional career at Manchester United, having been signed as a 16-year-old from Wolverhampton, and made a handful of appearances in the League Cup for the Red Devils, as well one as a substitute in the Champions League. After a short loan spell at Swansea, he went on loan to Barnsley, for whom he scored seven goals in 16 games. 

A further successful loan spell led to a permanent move to Oakwell, with Daniel turning out more than 100 times for the Tykes. 

A move to Queens Park Rangers followed, as did a brief loan back to Barnsley, before Daniel was signed by Blackpool. Whilst with the Seasiders, Nardiello was plagued by injury. He had a loan spell at Hartlepool, scoring three goals in 12 games, during the 2008-09 season. 

He started the following season in the Blackpool team, scoring their first goal of the campaign, but after another injury Daniel joined Bury on loan in the September of 2009. He scored four goals in just six games and was recalled by Blackpool. 

Unfortunately, his injury problems continued, limiting him to just four more games for Blackpool, and two on loan at Oldham. 

A move to Exeter, in the summer of 2010, truly jump-started Daniel's career. He scored 24 goals in 51 starts and 26 substitute appearances for the Grecians, including a winner against Argyle in a Johnstone's Paint Trophy game at Home Park. 

His form at Exeter for two years caught the eye of then Rotherham boss Steve Evans, who made Daniel his first signing. Nardiello scored 19 goals as the Millers were promoted from League 2. 

Daniel started life in League 1 in the same red-hot vein as he had finished the previous season, netting five times in four games but, after four goalless games, he was left out of the side then loaned to Bury for a second time. 

He immediately settled again at Gigg Lane, scoring five times in ten games, and joined Bury permanently when the January window opened. Goals continue to flow - Daniel scored six more that season, including two in a 4-0 win against Argyle - and then grabbed 14 the following campaign as Bury finished third and were promoted.

Daniel will wear squad number 7 during his spell with Argyle. 

Welcome to Home Park, Daniel. 

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