Left Back Wanted

ARGYLE’S problematic left-back conundrum will be solved sooner, rather than later.

With Onismor Bhasera having left Home Park in the summer, the Pilgrims find themselves a little shy on the left of defence.

“I need a left-back,” said John, after Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Milton Keynes Dons. “I need someone who can come in and hopefully make us better.

“I know I’ve one or two young players who can play there but whether they’re right for throwing in now, I don’t know.

“So I’m looking for one and I’m confident I’ll get one, definitely before the first game and, hopefully, before the Yeovil game.

“I’m asking about two players and waiting for them to come back.”

Durrell Berry, normally a right-back, filled the role against MK before switching across to his preferred position.

“I thought he was excellent all game, at left-back and right-back,” said John. “He hasn’t done pre-season for the last two years and you can see the difference in him.

“He looks really fit and he’s on top of his game at the moment, and he hasn’t missed a day’s training.

“I said to him, before we started [pre-season training], that I wanted him to get through it and he has done. It will stand him in good stead. You can see the difference in him.”