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MARTIN GRITTON

Born: 01 June 1978

Came from: Porthleven   Went to: Torquay United

First game: 08 August 1998   Last game: 27 August 2001

Appearances: 55 (20/35)   Goals: 9

Gritton joined Argyle after he was spotted playing for Cornish side Porthleven. He spent four years at Home Park, playing up front only occasionally, usually as a substitute. He had loan spells at Yeovil Town, Shelbourne and Torquay United, joining the latter permanently when his Argyle contract came to an end. Gritton scored 16 goals in his first season at Plainmoor, helping the club to win promotion, and continued this good form the following year. Due to the club's financial difficulties, he was sold to Grimsby Town, whom he left a year later to join Lincoln City. Unable to gain a regular first-team place he had a spell on loan with Mansfield Town before being released and signing for Macclesfield Town. His goalscoring form there led to a transfer to Chesterfield 18 months later.

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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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