Purse earns Pilgrims captaincy

Purse: New Pilgrims skipper

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Plymouth Argyle have named defender Darren Purse as their captain to lead the club for their upcoming League Two campaign.

Purse takes over the armband from Simon Walton who left Home Park to join Hartlepool last week.

The 35-year-old centre-back initially joined Argyle on loan from Millwall in November and made the move permanent in January, making 24 appearances and scoring two goals.

Purse has played more than 600 games in his career with nine different clubs.

Plymouth boss Carl Fletcher told the club's official website: "I wanted a centre-half as captain and his experience and knowledge of football speaks for itself.

"I had a couple of players I could have picked after Walts left but Darren fits the bill for me."