Caolan Wants to Stay

CAOLAN Lavery hopes to stay at Home Park after his loan from Sheffield Wednesday expires next month, and it sounds like Pilgrims manager John Sheridan would like to keep him.

Caolan, 21, scored Argyle’s opener in their home 2-1 Sky Bet League 2 victory over Bury on his first start, following four previous substitute appearances.

He is scheduled to return to Hillsborough in three games time, after the New Year’s Day clash Devon Derby against Torquay, but would welcome the chance to lengthen his loan.

“I’d be happy to extend it,” he said. “I’ve enjoyed every minute of it so far. It’s just down to the management, whether or not they want to extend it, and up to my parent club whether or not they are going to allow me to.”

That sentiment was echoed by Pilgrims’ manager – and former fellow Owl – John Sheridan.

“I’m pleased he’s got his goal,” said John. “He got a little tired towards the end but he looked bright all the way through the game.

“He’s only been a sub recently because two of our best players have been [Reuben] Reid and [Lewis] Alessandra.

“He scored plenty of goals in the practice matches, and his took his goal today very well. He’s enjoying his football here, and obviously it’s up to his parent club if he stays here longer or not.”

The admiration is mutual. Caolan said of John: “He’s been around the game for a long time. I’ve heard nothing but good things about him.

“I’ve been happy working under him. He’s given me little bits and pieces of advice, I’d be happy to stay if it wall works out.”

Before that, Argyle travel to Oxford on Boxing Day and Wimbledon on te Sunday after Christmas looking to push on from their mid-table spot.

“Anyone can beat anyone on their day,” said Caolan. “It’s just a matter of taking your chances when they come. Like the gaffer has been saying, we’ve played the top teams and looked the better team, so we are not worried about going there.

“There’s no point of being afraid of anyone. It’s just a case of working hard, getting through the battle, and nicking the three points.  ”

Asked where he sees Argyle finishing the campaign, he said: “They are a good bunch of lads, good players –  the squad of players they have here, definitely top half, if not maybe a little push at the end.

“The players here are definitely good enough; it’s just a matter of scoring more goals, than conceding. That’s been a problem here since the start of the season.”