Backing Bentley

LEE Cox has added his name to the list of those who were impressed with young Argyle team-mate Aaron Bentley’s first senior start.

Nineteen-year-old central defender Aaron was thrust into the spotlight when Peter Hartley withdrew during the warm-up of the Pilgrims’ home 3-0 victory against Dagenham & Redbridge.

The Tamerton Foliot product is set to keep his place for the Argyle’s Boxing Day match at Newport, and could also been involved for their big Home Park holiday game against Oxford on Sunday, December 28.

Pilgrims midfielder Lee said: “Everyone who’s played has had their debut and knows that it’s tough, so everybody was around Aaron before the game and giving him encouragement on the pitch. 

“He took to the game brilliantly and looked very composed. We knew he had it in him but, being a young lad, we didn’t know if he was going to handle the pressure; but he did well.”