ARGYLE returned from their successful pre-season training camp in Spain with their squad bolstered by a new signing – experienced forward Byron Moore.
Byron, 30, joined up with the Pilgrims in Alicante after leaving Sky Bet League One Bury, and completed his move to Home Park upon the squad’s return to England.
Byron is a former team-mate, not only of the four ex-Shakers to have already made the summer move from Gigg Lane – Will Aimson, Danny Mayor, Will Telford and Callum McFadzean – but also Argyle manager Ryan Lowe and his assistant Steven Schumacher, and Pilgrims Antoni Sarcevic and Joel Grant.
After coming through the Academy at Crewe Alexandra, Byron made nearly 300 appearances for the Railwaymen, scoring 34 goals and assisting in another 40, and being twice a Wembley winner – scoring in the 2012 League Two play-off final and playing in the following season’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
Two two-season spells in League One, with Port Vale and Bristol Rovers, followed before Byron linked up with former Crewe team-mates Ryan and Steven at Gigg Lane and added another promotion to his cv.
Welcome to Home Park, Byron.
Byron is sponsored by team ZAS, a consortium of three fans from very different backgrounds who are delighted to be entering their third year of Player Sponsorship.
Steve Fenn is co-partner, along with Michelle Weir, of Lameys Insolvency and Business Recovery; Andy Sheldon is an former Lords groundsman and currently a sports grounds consultant specialising in cricket pitches and grounds; and Zac Newton is Argyle’s Club Secretary and Head of HR who spent 35 years in the Royal Navy before joining the Greens.
All three have been Argyle fans for many years and met through sitting in the same area of the Lyndhurst Road Side stand for several years.