why do i get this error in my welcome message? ')' expected near 'ply'

this is what i have in my code


PrintMessage(HUD_PRINTTALK,"Welcome" ply:Nick().."to the server.")

But i get a script error and ive been trying to figure out the problem. This is probably very simple and i apologise for wasting you guys time.


')' expected near 'ply'


Forgot to add the … between “Welcome” and ply:Nick()

cheers mate.