All About Learning

ARGYLE assistant manager Gary Owers was pleased with the Pilgrims run out against Bristol City on Tuesday.

Although the Greens went down 2-1, Gary was pleased with the exercise and the chance to educate young players in a game environment.

Gary said: "I keep saying that these games are for the young lads and they are about learning.

"But they need to be played in the right manner, as near as possible to the tempo that you expect to find in the  first-team.

"I just felt that today that sometimes it wasn't.

"We certainly had enough chances to win a couple of games. Most of them came from set piece situations so it was disappointing that we didn’t score more goals.

"I think they stuck to their guns and finished the game a little bit stronger after losing their way a bit in the second half.

"There's a lot of young lads out there and we're trying to make them better players."

Gary also passed comment on former Notts County midfielder Hamza Bencherif, who played 78 minutes of the match on Tuesday afternoon.

"I can confirm that it was him, yes" said Gary when asked about the mystery midfielder, "and he did alright.

"We had a look somebody last week and this week we had the opportunity to look at Hamza.

"He's played in the game and done alright. He's just arrived today so that was difficult for him. He travelled down from the midlands last night and he's been pitched in  to play today.

"He's going to be here for a couple of days but it's too early to talk about anything else."