Turning The Table

FOOTBALL managers will often tell you that in days gone by, ‘they didn’t even bother to print the league tables until three or four games in.’

But for Argyle manager John Sheridan, a little glimpse at the Pilgrims’ progress in the Sky Bet League 2 table can often have a positive effect.

Shez said: “I think winning games will breed confidence more than anything.

“There’s been a good response after the two results in the league. To win back to back games is full credit to the players.

“It gets us up and running and you can see when you win a few games what it does to the table.

“It gives you a lift because you’re moving up a couple of places and all of a sudden it looks a lot more healthy. 

“We’ve got to try and do that over a long period and hopefully into the Morecambe game [on Saturday].

“After that, we’ve got two home games so I’m looking at the next three fixtures.”

Sheridan began his Pilgrims career with a win over Morecambe at Home Park but knows that Saturday’s trip to the Globe Arena will present an alternative situation entirely.

“It’s totally different,” he said.

“There was a bit of pressure on that game and the club was struggling but we got off to a good start and we won the game.

“Morecambe have changed one or two personnel since then so it will be a totally different game.

“At the same time, they’re a decent team. It’ll be a tough game. They’ll be aware of us, as well.

“They’ll respect us, look at our team and our last two games and we’ll go in there with a bit of confidence.

“We’ll have to put a shift in. If we go there and think it’s easy to get something out of the game we won’t get anything.

“We’ve prepared right, we’ve looked at their strengths and weaknesses so hopefully we’ll take it into the game on Saturday and then see what we get from the game after it.”