Free Mason

ARGYLE manager Derek Adams has not given up hope of reuniting Joe Mason with his home-town club, but he’s not willing to wait forever for a response from the Plymouth-born forward.

Speaking after the Greens’ 1-1 Sky Bet League One draw against Portsmouth on Saturday, Adams said that there had been no further movement on the deal, which would see Joe join the club in a deal beyond the end of this campaign.

“Discussions just now are between myself and the agent,” said Derek. “We’ll obviously need to speak to Joe and see if he wants to come to the football club.”

Joe, who played over 50 times for Argyle in his first spell, before joining Cardiff City for £250,000 in 2011, is also courting interest from other clubs.

Derek revealed that he has set Joe and his agent a deadline of Sunday, 10 February, for a response, with the Pilgrims not willing to be strung along or engaged in a bidding war for Mason’s services.

“We’re not going to hang about, we move on. We’d obviously like him to come to the football club.”

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