Players Out!

Last updated : 06 January 2006 By Tom Kirk
As expected Jason Jarrett was recalled by Norwich as cover for their midfield absentees. With a permanent deal not expected, the search continues for new blood at Home Park, especially now as young striker Matt Derbyshire's season-long loan from Blackburn Rovers is cut short.

Good news for Rovers fans, after just 13 appearances (10 of which were just cameo roles as a substitute) it is clear that Derbyshire's name will be heard for years to come - he impressed a lot of Argyle fans with his enthusiasm, qucik-thinking and killer passing, not forgetting his fantastic work-rate. Maybe Matt would have played a more significant role if he wasn't caught up in a change of regime on arrival in August/early September.

Tony Pulis did not disclose whether it was by request of the player to disassociate himself with Argyle. After seemingly overcoming Scott Taylor in the pecking order, Derbyshire may have been disheartened at not figuring greatly in the televised game against Leeds. After the in-favour Nick Chadwick was ruled out with a thigh problem, Taylor was given the nod but could have done more to impress, as where young Derbyshire looked much sharper in his sole 10-minute stint. After just subtly covering the story on the official website, the club did not disclose who's decision influenced the 19-year-old's return as it may have been at the discretion of either club. It was Bobby Williamson, not Tony Pulis, who brought Derbyshire to the Westcountry just days before his own dismissal.

JJ's return was expected however. He may be needed for the time being, but perhaps Jason's plea to stay may persuade Canaries boss to part with the midfielder. Jarrett had stated his desire to stay wearing a green shirt rather than 'rot in the reserves' - as reported here on 'Argyle Mad'.

LINK - Player Profile #3 Matt Derbyshire