Arthur Mann Defender (82-83, 83-86) Signed from Mansfield Town.
Began his career with Hearts but in 1969 was transferred to Manchester City
for £65,000, then a record for a Scottish defender coming across the
border. Following a three and a half year stay at Maine Road was transferred
to Notts County for £15,000 where he stayed for seven seasons making over
240 appearances. Then he moved to Shrewsbury Town for £30,000 but left
after only four months to join Mansfield Town in 1979 in a £36,000 deal.
After one season with the Pilgrims when he was voted "Player of the Year" he
left to join up with his former Notts County teammate Don Masson at Kettering
Town, but returned to York Street after only three months with the Poppies.
He took over as manager at end of 83/84 and led the Pilgrims to the FA Trophy
Final at Wembley in 1985. After leaving the Pilgrims he played for Telford
United, then joined up with Alan Buckley as assistant manager at Grimsby and
later West Bromwich Albion. Born 23/1/1948 in Falkirk. He died in February
1999, following an industrial accident.