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Patch football ‘legend’ returns as regional daily columnist

paul-sturrockA ‘legendary’ former footballer on a regional daily’s patch is set to return to the newspaper as a columnist.

Former Plymouth Argyle manager Paul Sturrock, left, has been announced by the Plymouth Herald as its new writer.

It is Paul’s second stint with the paper having previously penned a column called ‘Luggy’s Lowdown’.

The former Scotland international served as Argyle manager in two spells – firstly from 2000 to 2004, and then from 2007 to 2009. During his first spell, he oversaw the club’s rise to English football’s second tier from the lowest point in their history.

His return column will appear next Thursday, ahead of Argyle’s Devon derby against Exeter City.

An announcement on the Herald’s website reads: “Our new columnist will join the likes of our football editor Chris Errington, former player Danny Salman, Argyle chief executive Martyn Starnes and Argyle fan and radio presenter Gordon Sparks.

“And you cannot get more experienced than our latest addition, who not only knows what it takes to win promotion with Argyle but can also look back at an extensive playing career, including appearances for Scotland in the World Cup.”