Battle Re-signs

AFTER a summer of speculation, Alex Battle has re-signed for Argyle.

The 20 year-old attacker becomes a second-year professional at Home Park and wants to build on his first year in the pro ranks last term, which saw him make his first-team debut in our final game of the season at Gillingham.  

He said: "It was a big moment for me; it was good to get on. It wasn’t the result we wanted, but it was good to make a first appearance and hopefully I’ll get a few more this season."

Alex has been with us through every age-group and he is under no illusions that making a permanent breakthrough to the first team will be the most difficult step.

He said: "This is the hardest leap; it’s a bigger leap than it was from the apprentices.

“I’ll just get back in training and go again; try and get stronger and fitter; and try and get into the first team as quick as I can."

The young Plymothian had spent the summer considering his options before agreeing his new Home Park deal.

He said: "Now I’m at Argyle, I’ll just get my head down and play football; now, it’s just about improving my all-round game."