Rodders Released

ARGYLE defender Aaron Bentley is leaving the Pilgrims.

The 20-year-old centre-back was out of contract this coming summer, and the club has released him from his current deal to allow him to plan his future.

Aaron made three starting appearances for the Pilgrims last season after graduating to the Home Park professional ranks in the summer of the 2014.

He was part of the team that won 3-0 at Home Park against Dagenham & Redbridge; played in the 2-0 defeat at Newport County; and then was sent off against Oxford United when Argyle were 1-0 up. The Pilgrims then lost 2-1.

At the end of the campaign, the club took up an option to extend his contract for a further season but he has featured under new manager Derek Adams only as an unused substitute.

He had been one of only two second-year apprentices that were offered pro deals at the beginning of the 2014-15 season, alongside midfielder River Allen. 

A former St Boniface College student, who represented Plymouth Schools at Under-11 and Under-15 levels, he was spotted playing for Tamerton Foliot, aged just 14. 

Nicknamed ‘Rodney’ by his peers, Aaron stood out in the Pilgrims’ 2013-14 Youth Cup run, scoring in a magnificent third-round display at Aston Villa, which the Premier League side edged 4-3. 

Everyone at Home Park wishes Aaron all the very best for his future career.

Thanks for your contribution to the Green cause, Rodders!