Never Again

ARGYLE boss John Sheridan has vowed that if he remains as the Pilgrims manager, the club can expect better fortunes in 2013-14.

Survival on the final day of this season marked the end of a fifth consecutive season where Argyle have battled the drop, and John insists that, under his watch, there will not be a sixth.

“If I’m here,” he said, “believe me, this won’t happen again. I can promise you that.

“They’ve been fighting relegation here for years. There’s something there. The players have done really well since I got in, but my standards are different to everyone else.

“Believe me, we won’t be near the bottom. If I’m here, we’ll be near the top.”

When Sheridan took over from Carl Fletcher in January, he committed to the Home Park hotseat until the end of the season. He has frequently stated that decisions on his future would only be made after Argyle’s league status had been secured.

That has now happened; the day has come. The Green Army chanted: “John Sheridan, we want you to stay” during the game. Over to you, gaffer.

He said: “I’ve got some decisions to make next week regarding myself and everyone at the club; players-wise, staff, what have you. Things will get sorted out.

“And whatever is done and said will be for the benefit of the club to push forward. We shouldn’t be in this position.

“I’m not lying to anyone; I spoke briefly to the chairman. I’m very happy here. I think the club has got so much potential to push on: support, budget – if you can sort things out, you can attract players. There’s only one place we can go.

“I said once everything is sorted out, and I always said I wanted us to stay in the league, so now we’ll see what we get sorted out.”