2nd September 2014
ALEX Bray cannot wait to get reacquainted with Home Park after completing his loan move to Argyle.The 19-year-old has joined John Sheridan’s Pilgrims until January from Premier League Swansea City, for who he played against his new team-mates in a pre-season friendly in July.
Memories of that game – and knowledge of Argyle’s recent history – have been in the Welsh youth international’s mind since John expressed an interest in adding him to his squad.
“I think it’s a great pitch, a great stadium to be honest,” he said. “It’s one of the best in the league and I can’t wait to get going. This club is great and I want to make it what it was.
“I found out a couple of days ago that [Argyle] were interested, and then I got a ’phone call in the morning that I’m going to Plymouth. I couldn’t wait. In football, that’s what you’re expected to do – go to different clubs. You are never going to stay at a club for, say, more than five years. It’s just football.”
Alex fulfils John’s desire for a right-winger who can take the team up the pitch quickly, with the player agreeing that he has the attributes his new manager has been seeking.
He said: “I like to think I’m attack-minded; like to beat players, running with the ball; I can pass and move. I’m quite quick, so, hopefully, in this league, I can be quite dangerous – on the counter-attack, especially.”
If he continues to impress while at Argyle, there is every chance that Bath-born Alex will be able to add to his burgeoning international career, with his Welsh qualification coming through a grandmother.
“I played for the Under-19s in the Euros in the summer, against Belgium, Portugal and Greece,” he said. “We came second in the table, so we did well.
“I was on standby for the Wales Under-21s, as well. The games are next week, but I think I’d rather be here.”