George Cooper Re-Signs for Plymouth Argyle

George Cooper

Plymouth Argyle have completed the permanent signing of midfielder George Cooper from League One rivals Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old had a successful loan spell with the Pilgrims last season and has now agreed to a three-year deal with the Devon club.

George Cooper Returns to Plymouth Argyle

Career so Far

Cooper will provide Plymouth with some useful third-tier experience as they prepare to start the new season in League One.

His professional career began with Crewe Alexandra, having risen through their youth ranks. In September 2014, he made his first-team debut for the Railwaymen at the age of just 17.

From that point onwards, Cooper featured fairly regularly for Crewe for nearly three-and-a-half years, racking up 142 appearances in total.

In January 2018, the Warrington-born midfielder moved east to join Peterborough, but did not play as regularly as he would have liked for the Posh in League One.

Towards the end of the 2019 summer transfer window, Cooper was loaned out to Plymouth, where he found a team that suited him very well. Under Ryan Lowe, he operated predominantly as a left wing-back, and provided 12 assists last term as Argyle earned promotion after the final league table was decided on points-per-game.

Having already familiarised himself with the surroundings at the club last season, Cooper should slot into the Plymouth side nicely as they look to establish themselves in the third-tier.

What Was Said?

Speaking to the Pilgrims’ official club website, Cooper revealed that it was a no-brainer to return to Home Park.

He said: “I always wanted to come back, from what we did last season, I thought we would’ve gone on to win it [Sky Bet League Two] anyway. Hopefully we can carry that on this season.

“I’m made up it’s all over the line now. Over the last week we’ve been in talks, it’s all just moved quickly, and I couldn’t be any happier to be here.

“The club is only going in one direction, as you can see with the new stand. The way we played last season, we were on a good run. We need to carry that on this season, and it all starts this Saturday.”

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