Alex Ready

ARGYLE'S newest signing, Alex Bray, will be on standby ahead of Saturday’s televised clash with Luton Town, at Kenilworth Road.

The match, to be shown live on Sky Sports at 12.15pm, could see the 19-year-old right winger make his first-team debut as Argyle bid to secure their first away victory of the season. 

John Sheridan has been after the Bath-born Welsh qualified attacker ever since he set eyes on him in Argyle’s pre-season friendly match against his parent club Swansea City, and he holds him in high regard. 

“I have seen him in training and he is a good young player and that’s why I brought him in," said John. “He has come here to play football so I want him pushing to try and force himself into the side.

“Whether he starts Saturday that’s another thing I have to look at, but he is going to push people. In training he has been bright, quick with the ball and direct; he will get at people and he gains that extra 20 to 30 yards very quickly.

“What I like about him is that he could have stayed at a Premier League club with all the luxuries in the world, but he wanted to come here and play football – it will be a good test for him.

“He could have had a comfort zone at Swansea, but he has not come in like that; he is a little terrier and is not frightened of getting stuck in – I think he will be a big plus for us.” 

The signing of Alex on the right wing creates further competition for places, which is something John values as part of his management techniques.

John said: “I don’t want anyone in their comfort zone feeling like they are going to be playing every week. I am not frightened of changing a winning team and I think the players realise that."