Evans leaving on a high
By Phil Jackson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Plymouth Argyle veteran Michael Evans will quit Home Park after the Ipswich.
Plymouth Argyle veteran Michael Evans will quit Home Park after the last game of the season.
The 33-year-old striker has decided to leave his hometown club after making more than 400 appearances for The Pilgrims in his 15-year career.
He won three promotions with The Pilgrims in two separate stints at the club and having secured their Championship status for next year, he has decided to bow out.
"After playing most of the season it was time to sit down with my family and decide what I was going to do," Evans told the club's official website.
"I'm very, very lucky. I've had a great career with the club. I'm a little bit sad to leave, but I have got to do what is right at the right time, and going out on a high is the most important thing for me.
"There was a new contract on offer from the club, but that didn't play a major part in my thinking. I wanted to make sure that, when I left Argyle, the decision was mine.
"The chairman and the board have done a magnificent job, and I'd like to thank them for everything they have done.
"I'm leaving after a good five or six years since I came back and the club is in the best position it has ever been.
"I think the time is right for me to move on to pastures new," he said.
Evans scored 80 goals in all competitions for the club and will make his final appearance for Argyle against Ipswich at home.