I Got A Caolan

STRIKING while the iron is hot, Argyle manager John Sheridan has boosted the Pilgrims’ attacking options less than 48 hours after their 5-0 hammering of Lincoln City.

Sheffield Wednesday forward Caolan Lavery arrived at Home Park – on loan until the new year – on the eve of the home Sky Bet League 2 clash against Dagenham & Redbridge, fresh from international duty with Northern Ireland Under-21s.

John, a former Wednesday player, said: “I’ve watched him a few times and I’ve had really good reports on him.

“He’s played in the reserves and been involved with the first team at Sheffield Wednesday – I know a few people there and they said: ‘No danger – take him.’

“He scores goals at reserve-team level, so hopefully he will come in here, try to get a few starts, and get a few goals for us.

“He’s really keen to come and play. I’m very pleased to get him.”

With Reuben Reid and Lewis Alessandra on the scoresheet against Lincoln, and fellow loan player Tope Obadeyi netting in the previous league game at York, Argyle’s striking options look lush. 

John said: “Like I’ve said before, we know the need for goals and hopefully Caolan will come in, give us that extra bit of bite, and push the people who are already here.

“It’s not a case that you bring some in and they are guaranteed to play. It’s competition for places and he’ll add to what we’ve got.

“I don’t worry who scores the goals. It was good that Reuben got his hat-trick and Lewi got the other two the other night, but I want them all pushing each other.

“I don’t want anyone feeling comfortable in the position they are playing and think they are guaranteed a place.

“It doesn’t work like that with me. I want people who want to fight to get in the team.”