Setting Standards

DREW Talbot once again produced an eye-catching display in Argyle’s goalless draw with Oxford United, drawing plenty of praise from his manager.

The Chesterfield loanee has been receiving plenty of plaudits since arriving at the club earlier in the year, due to his versatility, work-rate and quality on the ball. After playing in both wing back positions, Talbot has spent the last two games occupying a central midfield role, managing to not miss a step in the often-awkward transition.

Apart from Reuben Reid’s header that somehow managed to hit post and crossbar just before half-time, Drew was the man who came closest to scoring at the Kassam Stadium with a pair of thundering efforts from outside the area that just evaded the target.

It was another impressive showing, and Sheridan believes his team-mates should be pay close attention to a player he first worked with whilst he was the manager at the Spirites.

“Drew’s had a good chance with a great strike. I think the biggest plus from the game for me was his performance,” said John. 

“That’s what I want people to look at - just the way he trains – and they can learn off of him. That’s why he has played for so long in this division. He’s an excellent player for this division and the league above. 

“He sets standards for himself and I wish one or two people would look at him, watch him and the things he does and how he prepares, because they will learn from him. Everyone thinks it is easy but it’s not, and he has worked hard to get where he is.”