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The Gelling's Begun

22 August 2013

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AFTER a summer of new signings it can sometimes take time for new players to settle in and gel.

However, after impressive performances against Birmingham and Cheltenham, Argyle manager John Sheridan is starting to see his side click and expects their form to continue for the visit of Rochdale on Saturday.

“I’ve started to see the team gel in patches, but I don’t want it to be up and down all season,” said Sheridan.

“I’ve brought in a number of new players and some are still getting used to knowing peoples strengths.

"Football's about knowing each others strengths as they are all different for different players."

The new signings have provided the team with healthy competition for places and with Jake Cole and Maxime Blanchard returning to action, Sheridan has a wealth of talent to choose from with weekend.

John said: "We have one or two coming back with Maxy and Jake returning this week and Brano and Andres returning last week we look quite strong.

“We’ve got a couple of young players in the squad who are learning so I have 14 or 15 strong players. Any one of them can play but I can only pick 11 however I think we are strong in most departments now.

“The ones who aren’t involved in Saturday will figure in the game against Bristol City midweek. It’s important we keep them fit for if they get the chance to play they will be ready to slot in.

“Regarding Jake’s injury, he should be ready for Saturday and contesting a place in the side.

“I won’t keep swapping and changing the ‘keepers, I don’t think that’s right.

“I want whoever gets the number one spot and is in the team to work hard to stay in the team. Likewise the one who isn’t, I want him to work hard to try and force his way in and when his chance comes to grab it with both hands.”

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