Baxter Departs

JOSE Baxter has left Plymouth Argyle.

The 27-year-old midfielder and the club have mutually agreed to end his short-term contract a few weeks before its January expiry date when it became clear that Jose’s recent calf injury would severely curtail his availability.

Announcing his decision, Bootle-born Jose said: “Because of a recurring calf injury that I have suffered this season, it seemed sensible to come to an agreement with the club so that I and they can both plan for the future.

“I am very grateful for everyone associated with Argyle for welcoming me with open arms. My stay has been short, but memorable, and it is a fantastic club with an amazing manager and coaching staff; great people who work behind the scenes; and a fantastic Green Army following.  

“I wish everyone at the club all the success in the world.”

Jose signed for Argyle late in the last summer transfer window and made 12 appearances for the Pilgrims, scoring one memorable goal against Reading in the Carabao Cup at Home Park, before succumbing to injury.

His last start was in a Sky Bet League match away at Crawley Town on September 17.

Argyle manager Ryan Lowe said: "We wish Jose all the best in his recovery from his injury and in his future career following that."

All the best, Jose.