Odds On To Face a Test

ARGYLE are priced as high as 5-1 to snatch victory at npower League 2 leaders Gillingham this weekend...

...but Argyle manager John Sheridan believes all of the pressure will be on the Kent side.

The Pilgrims, themselves two games unbeaten, make the long journey to Priestfield on Saturday to face a side that has lost just once in their last six games.

The Gills are two points clear at the top of League 2 and will be keen to take advantage of midweek slip-ups from their rivals, a fact that Sheridan believes will work in the Pilgrims’ favour.

John said: “Gillingham are a good team and they’re there on merit.

“Martin Allen’s got them strong; he’s got them organised and winning football matches, especially away from home.

“But they lost one or two matches at home so I think the pressure if more on Gillingham, than on us.

“Not many people are expecting us to go and get anything there but I say we can.

“It’s a good game for us. I like testing against the so-called best teams in the division. It’ll be a really tough test.”

“They’ve got great incentives because a few of the teams around them have picked up bad results.”

“Gillingham will be looking at this as an opportunity to get three points and keep them where they are. It’ll be a very, very tough game for us but I believe we can go and get something from it.”

All very daunting, but John is confident that, with a bit of belief, the Pilgrims can go a long way.

He said:  “I look at the last three performances from us and I think that we’ve competed really well and that’s what we’ve got to do again.

“We think we know how Gillingham are going to play and how we might cause them a problem or two.

“I’m sure, if Gillingham watched us last week, they would say we were a decent side.

“If we can take that consistency from last week into the game on Saturday, then I think we’ll have a chance of getting something so it’s important that we d that.

“But we’ve got to go here and believe we can win.”