Sawyer, Gary

Birth Date

5th June 1985

Birthplace

Bideford, England

Occupation

Defender

Biographical Text

Sawyer worked his way through the youth scheme at Plymouth Argyle to earn a full contract with them. He went on loan to Weymouth in 2003, but only played one game.

He then signed for Exeter City on loan for the 2004-05 season, making his debut in a 3-3 draw at Woking in August 2004.

He was a regular in the team and also played against Manchester United in the two FA Cup ties that season. Sawyer remained at St James’ Park for a second season on loan, going on to make a total of 62 league appearances.

Returning to Plymouth Argyle, he finally made his League debut for them on the opening day of the season against Colchester United.

He soon won a regular starting place and in 2006-07 was named the Argyle Young Player of the Season.

After 95 league outings with Argyle, Sawyer signed for Bristol City on loan in March 2010, adding a further two league outings to his tally. But it was with cross city rivals, Bristol Rovers that Sawyer eventually signed a permanent deal with in June 2010. He went on to make 61 appearances at Bristol Rovers.

On 12 May 2012, Sawyer signed for Leyton Orient, again on a two-year deal. He played 69 times for Orient, scoring once.

Sawyer returned to his first club, Plymouth Argyle on 25 June 2015, after being released by Leyton Orient.

He signed a one-year contract extension with Plymouth in June 2018.

Appearances

64

Appearances as Substitute

8

Goals

2

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