VIDEO: New Signing | Dan Scarr
New recruit Dan Scarr spoke to pafc.co.uk immediately after signing his two-year deal at Home Park.
He said: “Buzzing to get it done, just looking forward to getting started.
“I think there was a bit of interest towards the back end of the season, and it came about the last week or so. You want to play at as high a level as possible, and I’ve played here before and it was packed. Playing in front of that weekly is something that you want. I had spoken to a few lads who had worked with the gaffer [Ryan Lowe] previously, and they said he was a top bloke. It ticked a lot of boxes.”
The 26-year-old worked his way up through the local non-league scene to earn a professional opportunity at his boyhood club Birmingham City, via a spell with FA Cup giant killers Stourbridge.
He said: “I joined a college team when I was younger and started training for Worcester City, which was Conference North at the time. We had a good FA Cup run where we beat Northampton and played Wycombe in the third round.
“I went to Birmingham from there and adapted my body to full-time football. I think the way I’ve come, rather than through the Academies, has taught me that hustle and bustle, to learn my trade against ex-pros which has put me in good stead.”
Having experienced a raucous Home Park crowd during the Pilgrims' 3-0 Sky Bet League Two victory over Walsall in the 19/20 season, Dan is excited about the prospect of having the Green Army behind him.
“You know when you come here you’re in for a tough time – the fans get right behind the players. The Argyle fans pick up momentum for the team, and it’s hard to come up against. The atmosphere was unreal – you thought to yourself that this was what you want to play with, really.
“I’m good in the air, that’s one of my better attributes. I think I can mix it up quite well, I can play on the floor, use both feet, and I’m good in both boxes.”