Shez on Ben: "I Can't Leave Him Out"

BEN Purrington’s 2014 is going to start the way 2013 ended.

Such has been the 17-year-old’s impact in his first two first-team games, manager John Sheridan has already inked him for the New Year’s Day Devon Derby against Torquay at Home Park.

“I can’t leave him out,” said John, in the wake of the Pilgrims’ 1-1 draw at Wimbledon which followed four days after Ben’s debut at Oxford which was described by the Argyle gaffer as “excellent.”

“Again, I thought he played really well today. He’s come in the side and he’s a confident kid – not in an overconfident way.

“He’s learning – first-team football is totally different to reserve-team and youth-team football – and he has settled in really well. Full credit to him.

“He’ll be starting against Torquay, that’s for sure.”