Durrell On A Roll

HAVING played every minute of Argyle’s season so far, it did not come as too much of a shock that Durrell Berry has had rare praise from demanding manager John Sheridan.

Berry was singled out by Sheridan after the team’s 2-0 defeat to Fleetwood Town in the Green’s first home game of the season before again impressing against Cheltenham last weekend.

“It’s great to have a manager like that,” said Durrell.

“Over the years we haven’t done as well as we should have in the league.

“The manager tries to get the best out of the players and that’s the best for us.”

The 21-year-old has been a regular in the Argyle side over the last year, and, after impressing in pre-season and the start of this season’s campaign, it is no wonder the defender is in high-spirits.

He said: “It’s very pleasing. I’ve come back pre-season and have a good pre-season so it’s nice to get praise.

“The last two years, I’ve only managed a week of pre-season, which has affected me during the season.

“This year, I’ve had a full pre-season and hopefully this will keep me in good stead for this season.

“In the first two games, we didn’t get the results we wanted, but, last week, we got the business done and got three points, so hopefully we can do the same on Saturday.

“If we can get three points, I think we turn our bad start into a good start to the season.”

For the trip to Cheltenham last week, Sheridan swapped Berry from the right side to the left but the versatile defender doesn’t mind where he plays.

“To be honest, it’s not too much of a difference,” admitted Durrell. 

“It’s the same position and the same thing, but obviously the ball goes more to your left foot.

“It’s just a case of putting it on to the right and going on from there.”