Plymouth keen on Gifton

Last updated : 04 May 2006 By Tony Scholes

Gifton has been with Brighton for the last few weeks, scoring twice in seven games for them, but he was unable to prevent them from being relegated into League One. Their manager Mark McGhee said after his first appearance that he'd like to keep him and he remains keen to take him on a permanent basis.

The player himself firstly said he believed his future was at Burnley but would consider a move to the Withdean but that could all change if his former Stoke manager Tony Pulis does make a move to take him down the other end of the south coast and to Home Park, Plymouth.

Pulis took over at Plymouth towards the end of September and the rumours started almost immediately that he would like Noel-Williams and there was a strong, as it proved incorrect, belief that he could move there in a swap deal with Nick Chadwick.

That didn't happen but it is thought that Pulis has remained keen on him, and could well make a move now that the player has been placed on the transfer list by Steve Cotterill. Plymouth could well appeal more to him as it would enable him to continue playing at Championship level.