No Le Fondre for Argyle but Zubar zooms in

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Plymouth Argyle have increased their defensive options by signing former trialist Stephane Zubar before the transfer deadline closed.

The younger brother of Ronald who plies his trade for Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers, has penned a one month rolling contract with the Greens whilst international clearance is acquired.

The right back was one of the pre-season trialists brought in by Peter Reid and featured in the friendly against QPR, playing the first half of the 1-1 draw.

The 23-year-old had been with SC Vaslui in Romania's Liga 1 for the past two seasons, making 33 appearances for them last season, helping them to third place in the league.

Adding depth to the defence is just what Plymouth needs right now with the rear-guard leaking seven goals in five games so far, including the 3-0 defeat to Peterborough United at home last Saturday.

In other transfer news, the Plymouth manager has denied reports that Argyle made a bid for Rotherham United striker Adam Le Fondre.

The forward is one of the Football League's top talents and was in scintillating form for the Millers last season, grabbing 25 goals to help them to promotion to League One and has already scored five in three appearances this season.

The deal was meant to have been a cash plus player offer, supposedly Rory Fallon, a player who turned down an offer from manager Ronnie Moore a week ago.

But Reid was quick to quash the rumours saying: “No we didn't try to sign Le Fondre. I would find it remarkable that the Plymouth manager doesn't know about an offer being made. I have tried to do a lot of things but I haven't been able to do as much as I wanted.”

He added: “A striker is still my main priority and I haven't got one in yet, but we can still do things.”

With the loan signing window for domestic deals reopening on Wednesday, September 8, three days before the next game at Colchester United, the manager still has time to get that all important goalscorer.

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