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Tom Purrington

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

24/10/2000

Signed

01/07/2018

Country

England

Previous clubs: None.

TOM is the second Purrington sibling to graduate from the Pilgrims’ academy into professional status.

The midfielder follows in the footsteps of elder brother Ben, who broke into Argyle’s first team as a full-back. Tom, like his brother, also won the prestigious Richard Phillips Apprentice of the Year award last season.

A versatile player who prefers centre-midfield but can operate anywhere behind the forwards, Purrington made his first-team debut in November of 2018, replacing Stuart O’Keefe in the closing minutes of the Pilgrims’ 2-0 EFL Trophy defeat to Newport County at Rodney Parade.

Tom was also a regular member of the Greens’ Central League and Premier League Cup sides during the final year of his apprenticeship in the 2018-19 season, which led to him earning a professional contract this summer.

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