Former Barnsley striker Liam Dickinson has signed a contract with Plymouth Argyle after being released by the Reds at the end of last season.
The boss at the time, Mark Robins, raised a few eyebrows with the signing of Dickinson who, despite having a good spell at Stockport County earlier in his career, hadn’t exactly set League One alight – yet Robins still decided to spend around £150,000 to bring him to Oakwell from Brighton.
Dickinson saw barely any first team action during his time with Barnsley and made just three league appearances without scoring. After a short spell on-loan at Walsall, Dickinson ironically joined the current Reds boss, Keith Hill, at Rochdale in a longer loan spell. Again, Dickinson failed to score despite making 14 appearances in League One.
After appearing to be a club ‘on the up’ just a few years ago, Plymouth have suffered successive relegations and now find themselves in League Two with serious financial problems contributing to their demise. That said, it could be a good club for Dickinson, still only 25, to reignite his career at. Going for so long without scoring is bound to affect a strikers confidence and he will certainly hope he has the ability to find the back of the net regularly in the bottom tier of The Football League.
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