ANTHONY Charles will again be missing when Argyle take on Chesterfield this weekend, having given best to a groin problem that saw him substituted in Tuesday’s 2-0 win at Southend.That could see Durrell Berry back in the match-day squad after missing out on the trip to Essex.
“I only take 18 [players] on away trips,” said Pilgrims’ manager John Sheridan. “I could take 19, but, if I know someone is not going to be on my bench, I’m not going to make him travel for five hours or even longer on our bus.
“Charlesy’s got a little knock which he aggravated the other night. Hopefully, it’s not going to be too serious. We’ve just got to be careful.
“The thing with Durrell is that he’s had all these niggly injuries and he didn’t do a pre-season either, so it’s important we look after him.
“I like him as a kid and I think he’s got a lot to offer as a player, but I think he’s got bad habits in his game - I think a lot of players at this club have got bad habits in their game.
“While I’m here, I’m going to try and get them out. They’ve picked up habits which I don’t think will help them to become better players: not knowing their decision when they get the ball; not seeing things earlier; taking too many touches when they receive the ball; going ahead of the ball. I see faults in their game.
“I’ve spoken to Durrell and I’ve spoken to a few of them, individually. If they can cut these things out, they’ll improve as players and make us improve us as a team.”
There is also the possibility of improving the team from without.
“I’m on the lookout for a player,” said John, “and there’s money there for me to do that but I’ve got injuries coming back now.
“[Warren] Feeney’s training; [Curtis] Nelson’s training; and Rene [Gilmartin]’s just come back so I’ve got a lot of players there and strong squad.
“If we’re going to get a player, then he’s got to come by next week, so I’ll look out what I feel we need.
“If I don’t think we need anything, I won’t do it, but if someone can come in and help us to get one or two results, I’ll do that.”