23rd March 2013
ARGYLE might have won two games in a row for only the third time this season, and have lifted themselves clear of immediate danger, but no-one at Home Park is relaxing just yet.“We’re not getting carried away,” said manager John Sheridan. “There’s miles to go. There’s seven really tough games and it can be up and down after just one result, as we saw the other night.
“We’ll focus on the next game – on ourselves – and, if we pick points up from each game, we’ll have a very good chance of staying in the league.”
Against a backdrop of the threat of relegation out of the Football League, Argyle have lost only three times in 12 games under John Sheridan.
“There’s been pressure in every game since I’ve been here,” he said.
“I can talk and pick a team but, at the end of the day, it’s down to players who go out on the pitch, and I can’t fault them. Their attitude has been spot on. They’re starting to adjust and get used to the way I want to work.
“I want to get consistency as individuals and with us as a team. Some people might not like it but, if it gets us results and makes us a better team, then so be it.
“If we’re not doing the things that I feel are right, then I’m not doing my job properly.”
One of the players who has had to adjust is on-loan Yeovil forward Reuben Reid. Often used to being part of a striking pair, he has sometimes had to plough a lone furrow.
After a goal-less spell, he came up with a vital goal to seal Tuesday’s 2-0 win at Southend and John said: “It’s important for Reuben.
“He must get frustrated. One or two have had an opinion about him but I’m the manager and I pick him and if I’ve got a bit of belief in him, he can go out and play.
“People probably thought I should have left him out of the team but I didn’t. I stuck with him and I’m pleased I did because he scored a goal and looked really good.”