Proactivity At The Proact
GUY Branston is aware of the tough task Argyle face as they travel to the Proact Stadium on Tuesday to face former manager John Sheridan’s previous club Chesterfield.The Spireites, who sacked John in August, had looked set for a dull final few games of the season in mid-table a couple of weeks back – when argyle had originally been scheduled to play them in a snowed-off game.
However, a fine run of form has seen them come within a slim shout of a play-off position, something which Argyle defender Brano believes could benefit the Pilgrims.
Guy said: “They’ve got an outside chance of the play-offs; I looked at the table this morning.
“Paul Cook has gone and done an excellent job there – unfortunately, the gaffer left, but these things happen – they will probably not give up the light until they know it is dead. That’s probably in one or two games time.
“They will give it a right go. That’s best for us, anyway. We don’t want to go there and they’ve got nothing to play for as we might take our foot off the pedal. I think that’s what happened at York – we took our feet off the pedal a bit.”
Guy revealed that the team had decided they would push up and really go for the win at Burton on Saturday when they won a late corner. The hosts managed to counter from the set-piece and won one of their own, from which they scored from for a late 1-0 victory.
“We decided we wanted to go and win the football match,” said Guy. “As a team unit, we all decided and it cost us; we still have to make sure the door is shut at the back.
“We did, I think. We looked at it and, yes, [Burton] broke but we still won the tackles and put it out for a corner. The time ticked on and we conceded the goal that cost us the win.
“I was absolutely devastated at the end. The lads had done well to keep that clean sheet which we should have kept for the point to probably push us away further from the drop zone.”
Despite the late heartbreak at Burton, Guy firmly believes that the Pilgrims will avoid the drop.
He said: “It’s still very much in our hands, which is the best way to be, I think.
“I think one win, depending on other results, should seal it. If it’s the end of the season, it’s the end of the season, at Rochdale.
“But I’d much rather do it tomorrow night.”