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Plymouth Argyle linked to 19-year-old striker James Spray

By Plymouth Herald  |  Posted: June 28, 2012

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JAMES SPRAY, a 19-year-old striker who has been released by Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer, has emerged as a potential new recruit for Plymouth Argyle.

According to the Express & Star newspaper, the 6ft front-runner has held talks with the Pilgrims about a move to Home Park.

He is a free agent, following his departure from Molineux.

Birmingham-born Spray linked up with Wolves as an Academy player in 2006, and signed a professional contract three years later.

Spray made his competitive first team debut for Wolves in a Carling Cup third-round tie at home to Millwall in September last year.

He was thrust into action as a substitute in the 74th minute of the match, and he was initially credited with a goal three minutes later.

Spray struck a shot which was deflected past Millwall goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall by team-mate Sam Vokes, and eventually it was Vokes who was credited with the goal – Wolves’ fourth in a 5-0 win.

A month later, Spray joined Argyle’s npower League Two rivals Accrington Stanley on a month’s loan. He made three first-team appearances for the Lancashire outfit before returning to Molineux.

Another player who was let go by Wolves at the end of the 2011-12 season was winger Ashley Hemmings, who spent most of the past campaign on loan to Plymouth.

The 21-year-old, who scored two goals in 23 League games for Argyle last term, has reportedly rejected a deal put to him by Rotherham United.

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  • shaun_us  |  July 04 2012, 8:03AM

    oh my good and you ALL CALL YOUR SELF SUPPORTERS ha ,joke. season has,nt even started yet, and already some are having ago at one an other.One can only ask ARE WE ALL TOGETHER AS ONE OR DO WE STILL STAND DEVIDED HM,MM ?.Because every week some fans having a go at one another. YOU REALLY NEED TO GROW A PAIR !.

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  • MikeSpiligan  |  July 03 2012, 7:23PM

    Okay Brian matey... Point out to me exactly what it is that I said which wasn't the truth and secondly made me a non- green !!! Where on Gods earth is the irony in saying that Hemmings may come back to Plymouth when he has already stated publicly that he won't be coming back.... What does he need to do do, send you a gold embossed letter ? HE AINT COMING !!!! And none of your untapped gems have ever lasted 10 minutes at Home park.... if they had we may not be where we are now.... Keyboard hero with no balls !!! That's rich coming from you son

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  • markcollings  |  July 01 2012, 8:10PM

    Why is this being said , its not news and if anybody wanted to get him or try now they got a good chance , because of a rumour from the herald , in other words .. SHUT UP wait until theres a statement from home park then " announce " "Argyle make great signing", then by all means say how PAFC have been following this player who we got on a free from Wolves ect ect ect .............".linked " means absolutly nothing why waste ink Ballotelli linked with Pafc............ aaarrgh

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  • Brian137  |  June 30 2012, 9:49PM

    MikeSpiligan Don't know why u have to be so nasty matey, hate to think that you're simply one of those keyboard heroes with no balls. Maybe you don't fully understand irony or you lack a sense of humour, I definitely believe that you're not a true green by your previous comments

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  • MikeSpiligan  |  June 30 2012, 12:00PM

    'Over the years we've unearthed some gems'.... which have then played in the youth/reserve team, never given a chance to step up to the mark, even when the first team players have been woeful, and then sold/given to another club who stick them straight in their starting eleven where they score a pot full of goals before being sold on for a huge profit.... Here's another gem from Brian127... "Maybe with Hemmings it's about more than just money, maybe he likes it down here & thinks there's an opportunity he could come back. Can I have an ounce of whatever it is that Brian is sticking in his pipe please....

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  • Brian137  |  June 29 2012, 3:59PM

    over the years we've unearthed some gems, untapped talent, maybe he could be another

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  • Cleve75  |  June 28 2012, 8:18PM

    As we've shown in the past with the likes of Noone and Norris a player doesn't need to be 'known' or costly to be successful at Argyle. We don't have money to throw around, we already have a core of seasoned professionals who can inspire and lead any youngsters we can bring in. For these reasons I think that Spray is exactly the type of player we should be after. That said, I'm always optimistic at this time of year...

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  • GreenGOM  |  June 28 2012, 6:24PM

    If Rotherham can't afford Hemmings then how on earth could we? Where do you people think the money is coming from? I think PC-W is a better bet than Spray.

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  • KevPlymouth  |  June 28 2012, 3:04PM

    So the only goal that the Herald can come up with is one that he was "initially credited with but was later given to another player". Do we really need this sort of striker at Home Park? I don't think so, but then I'm not the manager and I've never seen him play so I'll leave the decision on Spray to the people who know all about him.

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  • Brian137  |  June 28 2012, 2:56PM

    Maybe with Hemmings it's about more than just money, maybe he likes it down here & thinks there's an opportunity he could come back. Know very little about Spray, but he must have some pedigree going by the strikers Fletch brought in last season, they saved our bacon in a lot of matches.

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