Plymouth Argyle have made their second summer signing. The Pilgrims have re-signed striker Ryan Hardie on loan from Blackpool.
The striker was outstanding during the second half of last season and manager Ryan Lowe will be delighted to have him back. Hardie’s arrival continues Plymouth’s recruitment drive as Ryan Lowe looks to build a competitive squad.
Plymouth Argyle Re-Sign Striker Ryan Hardie
Hardie Arrives On Loan From Blackpool
Plymouth announced via their website they had signed the striker. Hardie arrives for a second loan spell but will spend the entire season at Home Park. The striker made a huge impression when he first arrived in January.
Hardie played an influential part in Plymouth’s promotion to League One. The Scottish forward bagged seven goals in thirteen games prior to the curtailment of the season. Ryan Lowe will be delighted to have him back and will hope Hardie can make the step up to League One.
Hardie is a former Scottish youth international featuring at several youth levels. He began his career at Rangers and spent five years at Ibrox before joining Blackpool in 2019. Hardie made his name at Livingston bagging the goals which fired them to promotion.
His move to Blackpool hasn’t worked out but he certainly regained his confidence at Plymouth last season. He will be integral to Plymouth’s season as Ryan Lowe continues to build a competitive squad to challenge in League One.
Hardie is Plymouth’s second arrival this summer after goalkeeper Luke McCormick re-joined the club yesterday.
Hardie’s Arrival Brings Continuity
Ryan Lowe made his move to bring in Ryan Hardie. Hardie is no stranger having impressed last season. His return certainly brings continuity and the settling in period shouldn’t be a problem.
If he recaptures his form from last season, then Plymouth will be confident of at least staying in League One. Seven goals in thirteen games is very impressive, where he averaged a goal every 81 minutes. He is certainly a shrewd signing from Plymouth.