ARGYLE will let their young professionals go out on loan as part of their football education.
With the Pilgrims’ squad at pretty well at full fitness, manager John Sheridan would prefer the likes of junior first-team squad members Ben Purrington, Jamie Richards and Isaac Vassell to be kicking a ball in regular games, rather than kicking their heels.
“I think it’s the best thing they can do,” he said.
“Because I don’t pick them doesn’t mean I don’t believe in them and that I don’t want them to play football – I think it is important that they are playing on a Saturday.
“That’s how you learn the game. You go out and play on a Saturday against men and you realise how hard the game is.
“They work very hard in training and have all got good attitudes, but I can only pick 11; I can only pick 18 in the squad. That’s one of the hardest things for me, as a manager – I don’t want to leave any of them out, because I want them all to be playing football, and they want to be playing.
“We have tried getting one or two out on loan, but there hasn’t really been any interest.”