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Full Name: Paul Raymond Paton
Born: 18 April 1987
Came from: Unattached Went to: Released
First game: 17 March 2018 Last game: 21 April 2018
Appearances: 3 (1/2) Goals: 0
Born in Paisley, near Glasgow, Paton began his career as a youngster with Rangers, and in 2001 played against Barcelona and Lionel Messi in an under-15 tournament in the Netherlands. In 2005 the 18-year-old joined Queen’s Park, playing 106 times and helping the club to promotion, usually as right-back. In 2008 he moved to Partick Thistle, where he clocked up 167 appearances in five successful years, including, in his final season, promotion to the Scottish Premiership as club captain.
Paton then moved to Dundee United, where he made 95 appearances in three seasons in the Scottish top tier, before another move, this time to Perth to join Premiership side St Johnstone in the summer of 2016. After 53 games, he was surprisingly released, having been a first-team regular until Christmas 2017.
At 30, Paton had his first taste of football south of the border when he was snapped up by Derek Adams in mid-March 2018 to boost Argyle's push for the League One play-offs. As well as his considerable experience in Scottish football - 15 goals in 421 games - the tough-tackling midfielder had been capped five times by Northern Ireland, for whom he qualified through his Larne-born father.
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