Consistent Berry earns praise of Sheridan
Durrell Berry has been the only outfield player at Plymouth Argyle to come up to the expectations of manager John Sheridan at the start of the season.
Sheridan has seen the out-of-sorts Pilgrims beaten in both of their League Two games. A 1-0 defeat away to Southend United in their first fixture was followed by another uninspired performance when they lost 2-0 to Fleetwood Town at Home Park on Saturday.
Argyle, Bury and Hartlepool United are the only teams in League Two without a point. The Pilgrims conceded two goals in the first 12 minutes against Fleetwood.
Sheridan said: "We just haven't been good enough, other than Durrell Berry. I think he has started the season really well.
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"I will pick him out, which I don't usually do. He's the one who is performing at a level which I expect my other players to be doing."
The 21-year-old right-back signed for Argyle in the summer of 2011 and has made 71 first-team appearances. Sheridan said: "He has played against Fleetwood's best player [Junior Brown] and kept him quiet. He's giving me a seven or eight out of ten."
Sheridan retained the starting line-up beaten 3-2 after extra-time at Birmingham City in the Capital One Cup, which included Jake Cole in goal, preferred to Luke McCormick, who had been in the side at Southend. "It was very tight and a tough decision," said Sheridan.