It ended up being a busy final day of the transfer window for Plymouth Argyle. Sam Cosgrove arrived on loan from Birmingham City and that helped Luke Jephcott depart Home Park temporarily. The biggest news was regarding Panutche Camara though, the midfielder getting his move to pastures new.
Panutche Camara and Luke Jephcott Depart Home Park
🤝 Midfielder Panutche Camara has joined @IpswichTown for an undisclosed fee.
Thanks for the memories Pan, and best of luck for the future.#pafc
— Plymouth Argyle FC (@Argyle) September 1, 2022
Panutcha Camara Gets His Move
Guinea Bissau international Camara has been angling for a move away from Devon. This isn’t to say that he was in any way disrespectful towards the club; having performed so well, a transfer is deserved. He was the lynchpin in Steven Schumacher’s midfield last season as Argyle mounted their playoff push.
The ever-energetic star hasn’t featured yet this campaign due to reported injuries. As deadline day rolled on, reports emerged about his imminent departure. Panutche Camara has always given 110% in the green and white of Argyle and the chances are, Ipswich Town fans can expect exactly that as well. He will join a very talented midfield at Portman Road under the stewardship of Kieran McKenna, most notably Sam Morsy, Lee Evans and Marcus Harness.
On the flip side of the deal, Argyle have started the season well even with Camara sidelined. Matt Butcher is the new face, having arrived from Bournemouth on a free back along. Beyond him, academy graduate Adam Randell is constantly improving plus the likes of former Chelsea man Jordan Houghton and Finn Azaz are performing well.
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Luke Jephcott Drops Down to League Two
The loss of forward Jephcott isn’t felt as harshly as that of the new Ipswich man. Eighteen months ago, he was the talk of Plymouth town. The angst amongst fans was regarding the eventual loss of Jephcott to a team higher up in the footballing pyramid. He was firing in goals left, right and centre and as, proverbially, ‘one of our own’, he had the world at his feet.
The Wales U21 striker has seen his goal contributions dry up and, with that, his minutes. His partnership with Scotsman Ryan Hardie was the envy of all fellow League One teams but this is no longer the case. This season, Schumacher has gone with Hardie as a lone forward and then waiting in the wings are Niall Ennis and Swansea City loanee Morgan Whittaker.
🤝DEAL DONE: Luke Jephcott is a Red…
Plymouth Argyle striker heads to The County Ground on initial loan deal…
— Swindon Town FC (@Official_STFC) September 1, 2022
Jephcott has certainly slid down the pecking order and now has gone in search of more regular football. Richie Wellens’ Leyton Orient were pursuing the 22-year-old but instead went for highly-rated Chelsea youngster Jayden Wareham, who is three year’s Jephcott’s junior. Swindon Town were the team to land him as a replacement for Harry McKirdy, who has joined Hibernian.
Panutche Camara departing is for a fee of £500k to Ipswich whereas Luke Jephcott is only a loan. This isn’t the end of the road for the latter and I fully believe that he will get another chance to thrive for Plymouth Argyle. Swindon are a promotion-chasing team and Jephcott can revitalize his career under the management of Scott Lindsey. One can’t forget that superb goalkeeper Michael Cooper stayed put too.