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Youngster chips in at cash-strapped Plymouth with 53p

Jack Wilkinson
Image caption Jack Wilkinson presented his savings of 53p to the cash-strapped club.

A seven-year-old Plymouth Argyle fan has chipped in to help the cash-strapped club by donating his savings of 53p.

Jack Wilkinson presented the money to manager Peter Reid before the club's 2-1 home win against Colchester.

Plymouth Argyle reportedly owes £10m and has survived several winding up attempts at the High Court.

Jack told BBC Spotlight: "I wanted to give Plymouth Argyle some money to try to help them."

"The amount is fantastic because it's all he's got and when you put it in those terms you couldn't get a better gesture, it's for the club that he loves," said Mr Reid.

The club were deducted 10 points on Monday after issuing a notice of intention to appoint an administrator.

The notice is classed as an insolvency event which breaks Football League sanctions and results in the automatic 10-point penalty.

The League One strugglers have been the subject of three winding-up petitions from HM Revenue & Customs this season.

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