The Sheridan Effect

ARGYLE centre-back Guy Branston is full of praise for the effect manager John Sheridan has had on him and his team-mates since arriving at the club.

Guy, 34, became Sheridan’s second signing of his tenure back in January and has been a regular in the team ever since he arrived for his second spell with the Pilgrims.

Guy said: “The gaffer’s come in and given us the kick up the backside that a lot of us want and a lot of us needed, and we’re going out there and performing for him to the best of our abilities.”

“Durrell [Berry] was dropped out of the side for reasons but came back in [against Burton] at the weekend and had his best game since I’ve been here.”

The Pilgrims are within touching distance of Football League survival and can bring that home this week in their next two games – at Chesterfield on Tuesday and against Rotherham at Home Park.

Guy said: “I just think there is so much positiveness inside the dressing-room. We just want that for one more week, then we can really kick on next season.”

Brano, who was also with Argyle as a youngster on loan from Leicester 15 years ago, can see John champing at the bit to get one over his former employers at Chesterfield on Tuesday.

“He’ll be at it,” he said. “The gaffer’s a lively character anyway – he is somebody that says his piece and can’t wait to get at the lads in the right way and try and do the right things for the football club.

“There is so much emotion towards this game, you might see a Paulo Di Canio going on Tuesday if we beat them!

“I would love to see it if I’m being honest!

“I like getting back at my old clubs that have released me or where something has happened behind the scenes – I imagine he is the same.”