Gaffer Delighted to Keep Nelson Aboard

ARGYLE manager John Sheridan has spoken of his delight in the news that defender Curtis Nelson has signed a new contract with the Pilgrims.

Nelson, 20, was one of only three Argyle players to make over 50 appearances for the club in the 2013-14 season, and was made captain during the short absence of regular skipper Conor Hourihane. He has now agreed to sign on at Home Park for the next two seasons - a decision which has greatly pleased his boss, as Argyle look to build for next season.

"I’m obviously pleased to get him," said Sheridan. "He’s been a really good player for us and I think he has improved a hell of a lot this season.

I think people have got to realise that he has been playing out of position. He has been playing on the left side and he is naturally right-footed. Hopefully, once I get one or two players in, he will be playing predominantly on the right hand side, where he will be a lot stronger.

"He has good attributes. He is quick, he is a really good athlete – a specimen of a lad. He is one of the fittest – if not, the fittest – at the club.

"He has played a lot of games for his ages, played a lot of games for a young lad, but he has played a lot in a struggling side. I think he has picked up a lot of bad habits. Hopefully I can carry on getting them out of him.

"He still has things to learn in his game – we’ll work a lot harder on his distribution – but he has so much to offer. Hopefully he will be a big player for us next season. He has improved a hell of a lot this season, and hopefully he will keep on improving.

"I think he has a great chance of playing at a higher level – hopefully that will be with Plymouth."