Norris not playing against Town

DAVID Norris will NOT play against Ipswich Town tomorrow.The Plymouth midfielder did not fly up with the rest of the squad this afternoon after being omitted from the party.

Derek Davis

DAVID Norris will NOT play against Ipswich Town tomorrow.

The Plymouth midfielder did not fly up with the rest of the squad this afternoon after being omitted from the party.

Manager Paul Sturrock insisted it was his decision in conjunction with the player.

Sturrock said: “After discussions with the player we have come to the decision that he should not be involved.

“Disappointingly, there has been a lot of media coverage from a team that is interested in David.

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“He would not be mentally attuned to the tussle and it would not be fair of me to allow people to put the microscope on him. Every bad pass or tackle he made would be highlighted.

“It is a decision I don't take lightly because I don't want to not have my best player but it is the wrong game to come so close to the end of the window.

“I have got to think what is best for the football club. This one is just too big and the media coverage has flared up.”