Reckord Leaves - Will Others Follow?

JOHN Sheridan is hoping that Sheffield Wednesday striker Caolan Lavery will stay at Home Park a little longer and will not be extending the loan of defender Jamie Reckord.

Left-back Jamie, 21, has returned to his parent club, Wolverhampton Wanderers, after nearly four months at Home Park, during which he played 16 games.

“He did really well when he first came in,” John said. “He’s played a part in getting one or two good results for us.

“I think his form dropped a little bit – I think Jamie would say that himself. He has had a niggling ankle injury which he might need an operation for, but he’s got on with it and hasn’t made that an excuse.

“Full credit to him. He was spot on in training; his attitude was very good. There were just one or two performances which didn’t go his way and I don’t think he picked up from that, but he did okay for me.”

John has been in touch with former club Wednesday to enquire about extending the temporary deal for Northern Ireland Under-21 international Caolan, who has scored two goals in three starts for the Pilgrims since coming to Home Park in late November.

A third loanee, forward Tope Obadeyi, is being recalled by Bury, while John said he has spoken to centre-back Neal Trotman about extending the defender’s short-term contract until the end of the season.

“I’ve asked about Caolan, and Sheffield Wednesday are coming back to me,” said John. “They have got one or two problems there with injuries, striker-wise. Hopefully, it will go our way and we can get him.

“I spoke to Neal Trotman. I’d like him to stay for the rest of the season; I’m just waiting for Neal to come back to me.

“Bury are going to take Tope back, and there are a couple of lads – Hamza [Bencherif] and Andre [Blackman] – who I will speak to on Tuesday.”

“I’ll also be speaking to one or two people to hopefully bring one or two in.

“Hopefully, we can get all things done and get everyone settled and ready for after the New Year.”