Date: 15th March 2018 at 7:53am
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We’ll find out soon enough, but could Paul Paton prove one that got away? Was the former Dundee United and St Johnstone man one we should have signed before Plymouth did?

But it cannot be said we didn’t have the chance, as we did. Paton was handed a trial with Pompey recently yet, for whatever reason, he didn’t get a deal and left the South Coast as the free agent he arrived.

This didn’t perturb Plymouth and our League 1 rivals snapped him up this week when he signed a deal with Derek Adams’ side.

Paton’s a player I have a little understanding of and given midfield is an area we’re lacking, both in terms of experience and leadership ability, and one he could have filled, I cannot help but feel he could have offered something – it is what it is though and he didn’t get a deal.

In fairness we do not know the whole story do we? It could have been his demands were excessive for all we know, who knows… What’s the betting he’ll have a blinder when we go to Home Park in April though!


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One Reply to “One that got away?”

  • Playing for st Johnstone who’s average gate is around 4.500 its unlikely he was on mega money, Plymouth’s is around 9.500 ours 17.500. but that will drop next year given the performace this year, it looks like to me Jackett blew most of the budget on Pitman hence why we have so many young loanee’s proberbly on a few hundred a week. Paton is a take no prisoners holding midfielder and leader exactly what we needed, but then again nothing Jackett doe’s surprises me anymore.

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