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Argyle close to completing deal for Crystal Palace left-back Matt Parsons

By HeraldSport  |  Posted: January 09, 2014

By Chris Errington Chief Football Writer @ChrisErrington1

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PLYMOUTH Argyle are closing in on the signing of Crystal Palace left-back Matt Parsons, The Herald understands.

Parsons, 21, has not played any first team football for almost exactly a year and is thought to be keen on the move.

Palace’s former Argyle manager Tony Pulis is allowing some of the club’s young players to leave, either on permanent deals or loans

It is not clear which would apply to Parsons, who has made a total of 10 appearances for the Eagles.

Argyle have already signed one player from Palace this week, with attacker Jason Banton arriving on an 18-month contract.

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  • DavidofLancas  |  January 10 2014, 5:41PM

    Oops! I didn't know Howe had signed for Newport when I wrote that, so apologies. But, the argument is still there, how would we cover an absence for Reid with the squad we currently have?

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  • DavidofLancas  |  January 09 2014, 10:27PM

    Trots, what about Rene howe to take some of the pressure off Reuben Reid? They are very similar players and using them wisely to spell each other Sheridan would be able to keep them fresh and sharp to the end of the season. Think about it, who would play the Reid role in the team at the moment? Marvin Morgan clearly isn't anywhere near ready yet or we'd have heard something about it. To emphasise how much he has improved, we'd really miss Reid if he were injured or suspended at the moment so we need someone else to give us that option up front. Give Howe a break, (if he comes...and I hope he does), he has had an excellent record elsewhere and is proven at this level. If we were judging on this season's performances we probably wouldn't have re-signed Jason Banton! As for Banton's return, I would play him through the middle for now to give us the pacey outlet we've lost with Lavery. I'd leave Alessandra where he is. He is playing his best football since arriving so I wouldn't be messing him about. Reality is though he'll probably play Gurrieri behind Reid, (which I think would be negative, much as I like Andres), and he'll switch Alessandra back to the right to accommodate Banton on the left. Let's hope we keep the momentum of our unbeaten run going and move 3 points closer to Southend, who could be a rival by the end of the season for a play-off place.

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  • trots  |  January 09 2014, 8:51PM

    Tyler returned last week to HP but as for Marvin, well who knows

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  • Mdgreener  |  January 09 2014, 7:32PM

    With Caolan's departure, Alessandra will probably move back to the center and Banton will slot into the left side of midfield. I am not sure if Marvin Morgan is close to returning. I suspect John Sheridan is looking at a loan signing - probably someone similar to Caolan - fast. I don't know if Tyler Harvey might be recalled.

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  • familyman12  |  January 09 2014, 4:28PM

    By the time you heard he had already signed for Newport county

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  • trots  |  January 09 2014, 3:26PM

    In my opinion Howe is to similar to RR, a big bustling Centre forward. Yes he can score goals, but 2 in 19 games for Burton isn't a great return and maybe he's best left alone for the meantime. We may need another striker but another in the mould of Lavery would serve us better. I just hope hope Howe doesn't come back with Newport and score against us.

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  • queenie1923  |  January 09 2014, 1:57PM

    just heard that rene howe has left burton albion had his contract torn up by mutual consent , get on js hes a free agent , we need another striker, after caolon returned to sheff wed ....he be good for us and can score gols

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