Club Statement: Jarvis Cleal

First-year professional Jarvis Cleal is currently on a period of leave from Home Park for personal reasons.

The promising youngster, who can play at wing-back or in midfield, signed professional terms at the Theatre of Greens in the summer, having made his competitive debut for Ryan Lowe’s first-team back in March, during the Pilgrims’ 3-0 victory over Macclesfield Town in Sky Bet League Two.

Staff at the club, alongside specialist agencies like the PFA, continue to provide their full support to Jarvis, and he remains in regular contact with the coaching staff at Home Park. 

Jarvis said: “I have needed some time away for my mental health. Saying it has been tough is an understatement, but I am working hard, with help and ongoing support from the club, to get myself back on track and stronger than ever.”

First-team manager Ryan Lowe said: “Jarvis is a talented individual with a good attitude and desire to do well, and we look forward to him returning to the group when he is ready.

“The players and coaching staff at Argyle are fully behind him, and we will continue to provide support in any way we can.”

Argyle Director of Football, Neil Dewsnip, said: “Jarvis knows that he has our full support in what is a challenging time for him. He is a tremendously talented young man, and his wellbeing is paramount – we will continue to support him, both professionally and pastorally, and look forward to his return to training when the time is right.”

The club has noted queries from supporters throughout the season, and we are sure that the Green Army will join everyone at Home Park in supporting Jarvis through this challenging time.

The club will make no further comment, and we ask that Jarvis’ right to privacy is respected.