Plymouth Argyle boss Ryan Lowe has agreed on a deal with a midfielder who is billed as an ‘exciting prospect’, but he doesn’t want to reveal anymore until it is over the line.
The Pilgrims earned their League One status back at the first time of asking last season and Lowe, who got Bury promoted the season before, is finally getting to try his hand in the third-tier.
The former Shrewsbury striker has now revealed he is hopeful of adding a fourth new face to his squad in the coming days, but he is reticent to go into more details until the ink is dry on the contract.
Speaking to Plymouth Live, Lowe said: We are in talks with a midfielder now and will hopefully get something done in the next few days.
“We have basically agreed a deal but we have just got to wait until he’s here and he’s signed, sealed and delivered. He’s an exciting prospect, he’s a good player and he has got real ability.
“He will add another notch up into the midfield and then we can progress where we need to progress, whether it’s defence, wing-backs or another striker.”
It has also been revealed that The Pilgrim have taken former Charlton full-back, Lewis Page, on trial this summer as they prepare for a fresh stab at League One. Lowe has already secured the services of goalkeeper Luke McCormick as well as striker Ryan Hardie on a season-long loan from Blackpool, and former West Ham man Frank Nouble.
Plymouth will need to recruit if they’re to do better at this level than they did last time out, but then again they are looking vastly improved from the Derek Adams era. It will be interesting to see who the young player is, whether he is a prospect released by a top-flight club, or someone like Ellis Chapman who seems to have turned down a new deal at Lincoln City.
Whatever they do in the transfer market, there is real optimism around Plymouth that lowe is on the right track in terms of style and recruitment. If he keeps up the success he’s enjoyed in the last two seasons, this could be a big campaign for the Pilgrims.