Who are ya? Part Two of Two

Last updated : 23 September 2005 By Richard Brown

Unlike fellow loanee, David McGoldrick, Crystal Palace youngster Tyrone Berry may need more of an introduction to much of the Magpies faithful, having not quite had the prelude that McGoldrick shares with the Notts public.

Palmer: The poor man's Tyrone Berry?
Berry – an 18-year old winger – has been brought in supposedly to fill the role of struggling Chrissy Palmer, whose been the source of much frustration for Gudjon Thordarson, and indeed the Meadow Lane crowd, of late.

The Palace teenager operates on both flanks, and so opens much discussion for the 5,000 odd have-a-go football managers who make the pilgrimage to the ‘Lane every Saturday, all desperate for knee-jerk changes, even despite the club’s impressive start to the season.

The 18-year old comes highly-rated by the somewhat under-pressure Iain Dowie, who has already expressed his impatience at the return of the youngster, who currently has just seventeen minutes of senior football to his name.

Despite his obvious inexperience at senior level, Berry remains one of the more acclaimed members of the Palace youth set-up, whose only notable appearances for the club have fallen in the Carling Cup this season, having been handed twelve minutes in the First round of the competition, supplemented by a further five in the second stage of the cup competition.

Berry – who also has been utilised as a striker at reserve and youth level for the Londoners – fits the bill of the modern winger, with the teenager keen to burst defences open with his lightning pace and deceptive footwork, all of which will, no doubt, be of some use to Gudjon’s men.

The youngster is expected to be named in a Magpies squad who’ll be looking to show the bouncebackability that Iain Dowie himself would be proud of, having surrendered their unbeaten to Shrewsbury last weekend.

The rising star of the Palace youth set-up is sure to add to his Carling Cup exploits with a one-month loan spell at the ‘Lane, as he trades time with Andrew Johnson, Clinton Morrison and co. for the visit of Rushden & Diamonds. An education, indeed, for the youngster.

For post-match action and reaction, be sure to check back to Notts County MAD after the final whistle tomorrow.