SCOTT Wootton feels like his move to Argyle is “perfect timing.”
On the eve of pre-season training, Scott officially became a Pilgrim, joining following a stint at MK Dons, and before that spells at Liverpool, Manchester United and Leeds.
“It’s perfect timing,” said Scott. “It’ll be nice to join in pre- season from day one, everything’s all sorted now so I’m just really excited, and I’m looking forward to meeting all the lads.”
The 26 year-old central defender says he can play as a full back, and has done at different points throughout his career, but explains that he feels at home in the heart of the defence and enjoys the role of being a leader within the side.
“I played 70-80 games in the Championship, which is not bad,” he said. “I wish it had gone better, I’m not going to deny that. I played a lot at right back but my best position is definitely centre back, that’s where I like to play most. The reason for leaving Leeds was because I needed to go somewhere and play centre-back and I got that at Milton Keynes.
“[Being a leader is] just part of your character; some people have it some people don’t. I’ve never been shy of saying what I feel or of trying to help the team in any way. In the past I’ve been given the armband, and it’s something you just have to get on with.”
Wootton played at Home Park previously for MK Dons and admits he can’t wait to get started as he looks forward to exciting times at Argyle.
He said: “This is a really good stadium, obviously improvements are being made to make it even better, so that’s exciting moving forward. From that game I just really remember the fans got behind the team. It was surprising to see where they were but it wasn’t a surprise to see the run they went on because they played really well.”
Having started his professional career at Manchester United he knows the footballing education he received at Old Trafford will help him in his future career.
Scott said: “To start at Manchester United, the upbringing you get and the values you get taught stand you in really good stead for the rest of your career. I couldn’t have wished for a better start.
“I got a couple of games in the Carling Cup - Newcastle and Chelsea. Then I was lucky enough to make a substitute appearance and also start in the Champions’ League group games, which is something that nobody can ever take away and I’ll always look back on it with great pride.”
Now embarking on the next part of his career he feels this is the right place for him to progress.
“It’s really refreshing to know the ideas that [Derek Adams has] got and the way that he works. He spoke really highly of the club and I had spoken to a few people who people who played here and they echoed the exact same thing. Once I had that conversation I knew that this was the place I wanted to come”