New Start

IT is standard that a new manager wipes the slate clean for all the players he inherits when he comes to a new club.

That is good news for the Pilgrims’ squad, who new manager John Sheridan – successor to Carl Fletcher – saw lose 4-0 at Port Vale on Saturday, and especially for Nick Chadwick, who was sent off at Vale Park.

“Obviously the result wasn’t much good, but I saw good things on Saturday,” said John. “I think the sending-off had a big part to play.

“I met the players briefly after the game. I just said: ‘Listen, the game’s gone now – we start afresh.’

“I’ve got different ideas to Carl – we’re all different – so hopefully whatever I bring will work quickly because we need get a few points on the board.

“Hopefully I can bring one or two players in and, with myself coming in, just give everyone a lift and try to start winning football matches, because we need to do that quickly.

“We need a lift from somewhere. We’re in a position where everyone’s got that feeling of being a bit depressed and what have you. 

“I am hoping a new face – and few other new faces if I can get them in before the weekend – will give everyone that lift.”