Free-agent Grant joins Plymouth

Thursday, 7 June, 2018 16comments  |  Jump to most recent
Conor Grant was released by Everton today and has joined Plymouth Argyle.

Since 2015, the 23-year-old midfielder has spent spells on loan at Motherwell, Ipswich, Doncaster Rovers (twice) and, most recently, Crewe Alexandra and was a regular starter for the Under-23s last season but never made it as far as earning a start in the Blues' first team.

Being named as an unused substitute for Everton's Europa League game against Krasnodar four years ago was as close as he got.

He signed a one-year contract extension a year ago but was not offered a new one this summer.  

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Peter Gorman
1 Posted 07/06/2018 at 15:42:47
Been a long time coming and was a bit surprised to see him still around this pre-season gone.

A tidy footballer who should easily make the grade professionally in the lower leagues and best of luck to him doing that.

Alan J Thompson
2 Posted 07/06/2018 at 16:00:16
One gone?
Clive Rogers
3 Posted 07/06/2018 at 16:41:16
It’s the older players on big salaries that we will struggle to get shut of.
Martin Reppion
4 Posted 07/06/2018 at 17:05:04
Good luck to the lad.

I always watch out for the ex-Blues as they continue their careers elsewhere. Some have gone on from the lower leagues to develop decent reputations or had good journeymen careers.

But, whether a player or a fan, "Once a Blue" holds true.

Paul Newton
5 Posted 07/06/2018 at 17:13:14
The first of many...
Dermot Byrne
6 Posted 07/06/2018 at 17:50:31
"But, whether a player or a fan, "Once a Blue" holds true."

He'll be first team coach by 2020!

Young lad, hope he, just as any young lad, has a great life.


Ian Burns
7 Posted 07/06/2018 at 18:33:21
Wishing the lad all of the best. If memory serves me correctly, I think in many years gone by, Aiden Maher made the same trip from Everton to Plymouth and I think he made a real go of it.
Davie Turner
8 Posted 07/06/2018 at 18:53:33
Good club, Plymouth – and all the best, lad, a good career isn't just the Premier League, but keep pushing and we'll, you never know. Plenty of youth players have done well in this situation and no reason Conor can't be another.
Rick Pattinson
9 Posted 07/06/2018 at 19:36:02
Being both a Toffee and a Pilgrim, this news has suited me. Hopefully Argyle can prise a few more wantaways from Everton down here... Schneiderlin and Mirallas!!! Lol.
Minik Hansen
10 Posted 07/06/2018 at 19:47:25
Rick Pattinson good one, imagine that lol
Paul Birmingham
11 Posted 07/06/2018 at 20:43:23
Good luck, Conor, for the future and do well in the game.
Jack Convery
12 Posted 07/06/2018 at 21:49:01
Plymouth too good for Mirallas, methinks. Good luck to Conor!
Dave Abrahams
13 Posted 07/06/2018 at 22:17:55
Didn't Mike Treblecock come from Plymouth, made a name for himself for life on one game and two great goals?

Connor Grant is a decent player and should make a good living out of the game. Best of luck to you, lad.

Paul Mackay
14 Posted 08/06/2018 at 05:08:37
You never know which of the players you let go or sell you will later regret. Few have gone onto bigger things of course but you always remember those that do. Steve McMahon etc.

Other than those that left on big money (Rooney etc), which player do other people regret leaving?

Paul Mackay
15 Posted 08/06/2018 at 05:12:38
Steve (#13), have you seen Chadwick's goal scoring stats? He was pretty mediocre at every level.
Rick Pattinson
16 Posted 08/06/2018 at 10:56:00
Yeah, Chadwick put in a shift but was never prolific down here. Tommy Tynan, a former Liverpool apprentice, was some player though...

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