GETHIN Jones made quite the impression on his debut for Argyle in their 1-1 with Burton Albion, catching the eye of many at Home Park – including his manager.
With a couple of fellow Pilgrims not at full fitness for the game against the Brewers, Jones had the chance to make his professional league debut just three days after captaining Wales’ under-21 side.
Whilst he could only watch on as Kevin Stewart’s deflected shot put Albion ahead after 33 minutes, Jones immediately looked comfortable playing in the Pilgrims’ setup at right wing back, exhibiting plenty of pace and energy that helped his team wear down Burton’s defences before Carl McHugh equalised with a header four minutes from time.
The pairing of Jones and Charlton Athletic loanee Tareiq Holmes-Dennis looks set to be another impressive wing back tandem for the Greens this season, and Sheridan was encouraged by the Welshman’s first contribution in an Argyle shirt.
“He bombs up and down, doesn’t he?” said John. “He and Tareiq have some energy about the pair of them. They are both young lads and are obviously at Championship or Premier League level.
“Gethin only joined up with us yesterday. Kelvin [Mellor] only trained for one day, and I think if Kelvin would’ve trained for three or four days, I would’ve started with Kelvin, but I just didn’t want to throw him in. Anthony [O’Connor’s] groin’s still sore and hopefully he’ll be alright for next week.
“Gethin slotted in straight away. He suits that position – he’s naturally a right back – but you can see the confidence in the kid. He bombed on and has loads of energy about him.”