Sawyer Moving In

ARGYLE skipper Gary Sawyer returned from injury with a terrific showing in the centre of defence in the win at Rochdale last weekend.

Sawyer has played at left-back for the vast majority of his career but a role in the centre is not unfamiliar, and a popular trend for experienced players to change positions.

The captain’s organisational skills and knowledge of the game will again be a central feature for Argyle when Accrington Stanley visit Home Park in Sky Bet League One on Saturday.

“Gary started off his career as a centre-back at Plymouth Argyle and he can play that position well,” said Argyle boss Derek Adams. “He reads the game well, he talks and he organises.

“As you move into the latter stages of your career, you either move backwards or inwards. Gary has moved inwards.

“It’s important that you have a voice and Gary is very good around the changing room. He’s a leader and has been at Plymouth Argyle, on and off, for a number of seasons now.

“When I came into the football club, he was my first signing and I think it’s important that you have a player who understands Plymouth Argyle.”

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