WILL Aimson felt his move to Home Park was “a no-brainer” on two accounts after he re-joined a manager who has signed him for a second successive summer.
Will, 25, comes to the Theatre of Greens, like Ryan Lowe, after winning promotion from Sky Bet League Two with Bury last season.
The Hampshire-born defender said: “When I spoke to him [Lowe] after he came down here, really, to me, it was a no-brainer: one, to play for him again, and, two, to play for a massive club like Plymouth Argyle – you look at the club and you don’t think that they should be in this league.
“It’s a huge club and hopefully we can get them back to where they belong.”
Will signed for Bury 12 months ago after making a name for himself at Blackpool. Despite the well documented troubles at Gigg Lane, Ryan’s attacking philosophy underpinned a promotion-winning campaign which saw Will line up as one of three central defenders.
He said: “It was an interesting season, on and off the pitch, but when it comes down to the football, I personally thoroughly enjoyed it, especially playing under Ryan. It was a really enjoyable season.
“Before that season started, I was speaking to a few clubs and I had a chat with Ryan. We got on really well and he plays the type of football that I like to play.
“With three at the back, when you are on one side of those three, you almost become a full-back. You want to be quite mobile in those positions; you want to become comfortable on the ball – those are two things that I think I’ve got and he has put faith in me to play me in that position.”
It was not just the attacking football that got the Shakers across the promotion line, says Will. The camaraderie among the players also played a part in the success.
“I’ve always, personally, been quite big on that,” said Will. “I think team-spirit and having a good dressing-room is massive for success. We weren’t in the greatest position off the pitch last season but we had a good set of lads there and we all came together.
“You can have all the talent, but you need that team-spirit and togetherness to get you to where you want to be.”
For someone born and brought up in the deepest south of the UK, Will has had his fair share of experience north of the Watford Gap, with Hull City, Tranmere Rovers, Blackpool and Bury
“I’ve been up north for about seven years now, so it’s nice to be coming back down south,” he said. “I’ve been waiting for a chance!
“But that’s not the reason I’m here; it’s the manager and the club, a great fan-base – I’ve been down here a few times and it’s always one to look forward to.
“The atmosphere has been top-drawer and now, with the new stand, it can only lead to better things and, hopefully, a better season.
“With a new manager coming in anywhere, it’s a fresh start, a clean slate for everyone; everyone’s on a level playing field, which is good and only fair.”