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Born: 02 February 1963
Came from: Huddersfield Town Went to: Torquay United
First game: 15 August 1995 Last game: 16 August 1997
Appearances: 43 (37/6) Goals: 2
Clayton arrived at Home Park from Huddersfield Town in the summer of 1995 as part of the deal that took Paul Dalton in the opposite direction. A tough-tackling midfielder with a ceaseless engine and a big heart, Clayton was a perfect fit for new boss Neil Warnock's uncompromising new dawn.
The former Cambridge United man was an integral part of the Argyle side that went on to go up through the playoffs in 1995/96, though fans may best remember him for scoring a long-range screamer at Exeter City in early Spring. A serious injury restricted him to just a solitary substitute appearance as Argyle consolidated in the third tier the following season, and he eventually joined Torquay United on a free transfer - going on to make 69 appearances for The Gulls before settling back in his native Yorkshire.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
We're grateful to Andy Chapman, Paul Roberts, Steve Rhodes and Mark Lovell for their help in writing GoS-DB's player pen-pictures, and to the PAFC Media Team and Colin Parsons for their help with photos. Thanks also to staff at the National Football Museum, the Scottish Football Museum and ScotlandsPeople for their valuable assistance.
The following publications have been particularly valuable in the research of pen-pictures: Plymouth Argyle, A Complete Record 1903-1989 (Brian Knight, ISBN 0-907969-40-2); Plymouth Argyle, 101 Golden Greats (Andy Riddle, ISBN 1-874287-47-3); Football League Players' Records 1888-1939 (Michael Joyce, ISBN 1-899468-67-6); Football League Players' Records 1946-1988 (Barry Hugman, ISBN 1-85443-020-3) and Plymouth Argyle Football Club Handbooks.
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