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Not Holding Back

Gaffer Explains Sangster Departure

7 November 2019

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ARGYLE boss Ryan Lowe has given an insight into the advice that he offered Cameron Sangster, who recently left the club by mutual consent, making it clear that he doesn’t wish to hold the young man back in all his future business endeavours.

“I told him how he would miss it but told him to have a couple of months off and sort out his business, then maybe get back into football” said Lowe. “How long it lasts, I don’t know because maybe someone else might try and do it. I’ve said to him, ‘while you are doing well now in business – do keep your football on track as well, as you might need to go back to it’.”

Speaking on Sangster’s decision to leave the club, after coming through the Green Army youth ranks, the Pilgrims manager was quick to explain why. “He was coming in every day and training, sometimes with the youth team and sometimes the first team – and we felt that he wasn’t really enjoying it,” said Lowe. 

“I was only briefly aware of his company and how big it is. I spoke to Cam [Sangster] and his agent. I asked him what he wanted to do, where he wanted to go and he said he wanted a little bit of time off to decide what he wanted to do, especially with the growth of his business”.

Lowe also explained how he noticed a change in Cam and knew that something other than football was on his mind which needed resolving. 

“He had something in the back of his head and he was a little torn,” said Ryan. “He’s focused on his business venture and doing well, so it was a mutual agreement between me and Cam and we were very happy to agree.

“Of course, his ambition was to play for Argyle’s first team, but that was limited for him.”

Ryan was also quick to praise Sangster’s ability and highlight just how much of an asset he was, whilst also identifying the potential he has to really excel.

“He is a good enough player to certainly make a living out of the game, whether it’s non-league or Football League, I think he has the attributes,” said Ryan. “He is a fantastic kid who has come through the Academy, made appearances, but what he is doing now is phenomenal.

“We can’t hold Cam back, as he has gone to focus on the business side of things. Is it one that we might have left slip out the net, possibly, but I think for my models of what we are as a football club –  we let the boy move on. If the boy goes and cracks it elsewhere, then great. We wish him all the best.”


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