2nd April 2015
GETHIN Jones has described his week as 'madness' - but it is a week he is revelling in.
Arriving in Plymouth on Wednesday night, Everton loanee Gethin has had a bit of a hectic week.
Signing for the Pilgrims a day before the loan deadline, the right-back hasn’t spent much time in the county, or the country for that matter, as this week Gethin has been on international duty. He captained the Welsh under-21 side, despite being the tender age of 19, in a game that Gethin’s side went on to win 3-1.
Despite the frantic nature of his week, Jones is looking forward to his loan spell with Argyle getting underway for real when Argyle meet Burton Albion on Friday.
"It's been a bit of madness really," said Gethin, of his week. “I couldn’t believe I was captain to start off, as there’s a few good leaders in that team, who have been there for two or three years.
“Coming in this morning, just coming past the ground, I couldn’t wait to get started.
“I was hoping to go out on loan somewhere really, and when Plymouth came in for for me, I was over the moon."
Born in Australian, representing Wales and plying his trade in England (are you keeping up?), Gethin has managed to get around, both off the field and on.
After Jones made his big move to Everton, he was used in a variety of positions, before cementing himself to a familiar role.
“My mum and dad went to live [in Australia] for a few years and I was born there with my brother” explained Gethin.
“I came back when I was three. I’m mainly Welsh as I cannot remember much of being out in Australia.
“I was playing for Bangor academy, and I had a few clubs come in for me. I went to Wrexham on a trial because it was the closest club to me.
“I played against Everton in one of my trials, and I scored two, and Everton said they wanted me to sign.
“I was a midfielder at the start when I was with Everton when I was 13 and I moved to several positions – I moved to wide right for a bit, then back to centre midfield and I’ve adapted more as a right back now, so I can use my power and pace."
Much like our other recent loan signing, Zak Ansah, Gethin has linked up with John Sheridan’s side in a crucial part of the season, occupying a play-off place, and targeting promotion.
“I’ve been looking at the league recently, and [Argyle are] doing brilliantly, being in the play-offs at the moment - hopefully I can help the team do better.
“I just want to impress in training this morning, see what the gaffer wants me to do and see what happens.
“I can’t wait to get started here.”