AFTER a frustrating and disappointing 2-0 loss to Dagenham & Redbridge, Argyle manager John Sheridan did have praise for one bright spark.

During the more positive moments of a defeat thanks to goals from Abu Ogogo and Jamie Cureton for the hosts, Tareiq Holmes-Dennis was a committed, energetic presence at left wing-back, making a number of brave challenges and quickly advancing the Greens down the field.

The 19-year old has fitted in nicely to a role held by the likes of Drew Talbot and Andy Kellett earlier in the season, and Sheridan believes he already has the mentality and quality to be a source of inspiration for his team-mates.

“One thing I will say is about young Tareiq: I like young players who have got a good attitude,” said John.

“He never gave in, had a bit of desire about him, wanted to force himself in and win 50-50 [challenges]. He was going in and competing, and I hope some of the other players look at him and learn from a 19-year old. 

“I just told him in there: ‘don’t change your attitude, because you’ll go far in the game with that attitude.’”