Anderson Joins

WINGER Paul Anderson has joined Argyle on a deal running until the end of the current Sky Bet League One campaign, having been a free agent after his release from Mansfield Town.

Paul is equally adept on either flank, and joins the Pilgrims after a short successful trial, which included an appearance in the Central League victory over Exeter City earlier in the week.

The wide-man started his career at Hull, before moving on to join Liverpool’s youth team in 2006, after a successful trial. Fledgling performances for the Merseysiders in the FA Youth Cup led many to compare his playing style and attributes with those of Michael Owen.

Although he never made a first-team appearance during a three-year stay in Liverpool, he appeared on the bench for a Champions League round-of-16 tie against Benfica. Successful loan moves to Swansea City and Nottingham Forest followed, and his move to the latter was made permanent in the summer of 2009 for a fee reported to be £250,000.

After making over 100 appearances for Forest, Anderson moved on to Bristol City in 2012. He played at Ashton Gate for a season, before heading to Suffolk and Ipswich in a swap deal for Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

A season later, Anderson’s contribution helped Ipswich to the Championship play-offs, and he netted a goal against local rivals Norwich in the semi-final first-leg. Ipswich failed to win promotion, and despite leading the club’s assist charts, Anderson left Portman Road that summer. Spells at Bradford and Northampton followed, before he joined Mansfield.

Welcome to Home Park, Paul.