Freshen Up

ARGYLE go into their last eight games of a Sky Bet League 2 season still pregnant with possibilities with two young, fresh faces added to their promotion-chasing squad.

Charlton Athletic striker Zak Ansah, 20, will be included in the Pilgrims’ squad for this weekend’s away encounter with Cheltenham Town, while teenage Everton defender Gethin Jones will link up with his new team-mates when he returns from international duty with Wales Under-21s next week.

“They are two young lads who are really, really good prospects and very highly recommended,” said Argyle manager John Sheridan. “They will come in and add to what we’ve got and push to get a starting place in the side.”

John is hoping that the largely unheralded loan signings will have as big an impact as some of the other temporary signings he has made this season.

“Zak is young, very talented," said John. "I watched him on Monday. He lacks a bit of first-team experience, but so did Andy Kellett when he came, and Tareiq [Holmes-Dennis] had only played a couple of games at Oxford.

“He’ll come in and push the people who are there. Obviously we need people up there, fighting and competing with each other in the forward areas.”

Gethin, 19, comes to Home Park recommended by a living Everton legend who is helping oversee youth development at Goodison Park.

“He’s a very good athlete,” said John, “a good, intelligent, footballer; he started his career in midfield. I spoke to Joe Royle about him – he speaks very highly of him – and I had him watched. He’ll be a really good addition.”