ARGYLE manager John Sheridan is delighted Argyle will not have to wait long to get Saturday’s late heartbreaker at Burton out of their system.The Pilgrims must regroup immediately after losing 1-0 in Staffordshire to Matt Patterson’s 94th-minure winner as they travel to face John’s former club Chesterfield on Tuesday.
“I’m pleased there is a game coming round quickly,” said John. “We can get our minds set on that game.
“[Football]’s cruel sometimes, but if we keep playing the way we’re playing we’ll have a good chance of getting something.”
Chesterfield need the points to keep their outside hopes of challenging for a play-off position alive, but John saw enough at Burton to convince himself that relegation-threatened Argyle are a match for anyone on their day.
He said: “[Burton] are a team that’s going for automatic [promotion] and I thought we were the better team. They’ve got a very good home record and they didn’t cause us many problems.
“The performance deserved something from the game. We could have gone home happy with picking a point up on the other teams around us.
“It’s a shame for the players, because they gave me their all. We looked really compact; we dealt with everything they had until the last kick of the game.
“It was a good performance – a good, solid performance. But it’s not all about performances, is it? It’s about getting something from the game. But I think the performance was really solid.
“The problem I had with us is that we didn’t retain the ball like I want us to retain. If we get a bit of belief and think we can pass it and move it around, I think we can cause teams problems.”