Nelson Pleased With Start

TEAM captain Curtis Nelson was pleased with Argyle’s winning performance in their first pre-season fixture against Tavistock.

Nelson put on the captain’s armband after coming on for the second half – by which time the Pilgrims were already 3-0 up, thanks to goals from Aaron Bentley, Carl McHugh and Matt Lecointe.

Jason Banton and Nathan Thomas rounded off the scoring whilst Nelson was on the field, and the 21 year-old skipper put the team’s good performance down to excellent work on the training field over the last two weeks.

“Pre-season has gone really well, and training has gone really well,” said Curtis.

“All the boys came back in a good shape, and we only had a couple missing today through little knocks, but other than that the lads have been really good every day in training, and the sessions have been really good.

“It was good to be back on the pitch, and obviously we scored a few goals.

“We thought we played well – moved the ball well, had a good tempo to the game, and that’s all wanted. We got out of the game what we came here to do.”

Nelson – who picked up the Man of the Match award at Langsford Park – also commented on being named team captain by his manager John Sheridan, stressing that whilst he will look to lead by example, he expects all his team-mates to become leaders this season.

Said Curtis: “I’m obviously proud to be captain, and I think that all the lads are going to be ready to push up to League 1, and that’s our sole aim of this year.

“It does not matter who is wearing the armband – I think everyone will be leaders out on the pitch, and that’s what we are looking for this season.

“Obviously the gaffer has his reasons for choosing me, and it is an honour, but you have also got players like Peter (Hartley) who is a big talker, so I think he just wants myself, Luke (McCormick) and all the other players to be talking as well.”

You can see the full interview with Curtis on Argyle Player. Player will also be carrying live and exclusive commentaries and highlights for all of Argyle's 2014-15 pre-season fixtures.