Nice One, Nelse

HE may only be 19, so it is hard to believe that Curtis Nelson has played 85 times for the Pilgrims.

Having graduated to the first-team whilst still an apprentice under former manager Peter Reid, Nelse has gone from strength to strength and his form this season has not gone unnoticed by John Sheridan.

“He’s got good parts to his game,” said the Argyle manager.

“He’s aggressive – probably too aggressive. Not in a nasty way, but I think that he wants to win the ball too much

“I expect that from a young player – he’s enthusiastic and he wants to show me and try and impress me.

Getting Shirty:Nelson at Dagenham & Redbridge earlier
this season

“I can see good things in him and at the same time I can see things that he really needs to improve on.

“All managers are different and they say different things to different players so, hopefully, whatever I’m telling him, he’ll take on board and make him a better player.”

Whilst Nelson, despite his tender age, has experience of both Leagues 1 and 2, Sheridan hopes, if Curtis can listen to advice, that the central-defender can hit the heady heights.

He said: “I always try and tell any players, especially when they’re 19-20, that I don’t tell them things so that they can play in this league for the whole of their careers – I’m going to try and tell them things that will make them better players and play at a higher level, whether it’s for Plymouth or for Curtis as a person.

“I think he’s the type of lad who will listen and the quicker it settles in his head, it will benefit his game. “