Argyle hand former loanee Parrett chance to resurrect his career
Centre-back Guy Branston played for an hour on his comeback from a calf injury when a Plymouth Argyle XI lost 2-0 away to Yeovil Town yesterday.
Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dean Parrett also lined up for the Pilgrims as a trialist in the behind-closed-doors fixture at Huish Park.
Parrett, who had a loan spell with Argyle during the 2010-11 season, played for the whole game against Yeovil.
Argentinian winger Andres Gurrieri also got a 90-minute run-out after recently recovering from a thigh strain.
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Argyle's assistant boss Gary Owers and first team coach Sean McCarthy travelled to Huish Park for the match.
Manager John Sheridan stayed behind in Plymouth to take the rest of the players for training.
Branston had been out of action since the 0-0 pre-season draw away to Bath City on July 16 and the 34-year-old put in a typically strong defensive display before he was replaced after an hour by first-year apprentice Tom Moxham.
Owers said: "Brano played for an hour and came through it fine. We will see how he is tomorrow."
Parrett and goalkeeper David Button both signed for Argyle on season-long loans from Tottenham in August 2010.
The former England youth international midfielder made seven starts and three substitute appearances for the Pilgrims before his stay was cut short by mutual agreement after only three months.
Parrett scored his one and only goal for Argyle in a 3-1 League One win against Bristol Rovers at Home Park on November 2, 2010.
Four days later, Parrett was sent-off in a 4-0 FA Cup first round drubbing by visiting Swindon Town and that turned out to be his last game for the Pilgrims.
He went on to have loan spells at Charlton Athletic, Yeovil and Swindon, for whom he played three times in League One towards the end of last season.
Apart from Branston, Gurrieri and goalkeeper Luke McCormick, Argyle's team against Yeovil consisted of young professionals and apprentices.
In the absence of a regular right-back, winger Isaac Vassell filled that role in the first half and apprentice River Allen played there after the break.
Argyle: Luke McCormick; Isaac Vassell (Solomon Wheatley 75 mins), Jamie Richards, Guy Branston (Tom Moxham 60 mins), Ben Purrington; Andres Gurrieri, Dean Parrett, Luke Young, River Allen, Ryan Lane; Tyler Harvey.
Former Argyle left-back Onismor Bhasera is close to completing a move to South African Premier Soccer League club Bidvest Wits.
Bhasera has been training with Wits since the start of August and is available as a free agent after rejecting the offer of a new contract from the Pilgrims this summer.
Wits coach Gavin Hunt said: "I am definitely going to sign him. He has shown excellent performance at training and he is fitting well in the team. He is a left-sided player we need. He is looking very good."
The Zimbabwe international, who made 114 appearances for Argyle after signing in March 2010, has previously played in South Africa for Kaizer Chiefs.
Bhasera was set to sign for Championship club Yeovil Town last month until work permit problems put an end to their interest in the left-back.
Wits have played two matches at the start of the season in South Africa.
They drew 0-0 away to Platinum Stars in their first PSL game and then won 3-0 at home to Bloemfontein Celtic in the quarter-finals of the MTN8 Cup.