Shez's School Report

JOHN Sheridan’s verdict on the Pilgrims a third of the way into the Sky Bet League 2 season will be familiar to thousands of schoolchildren, past and present: could do better.

Argyle are 17th in the table, seven points off the relegation zone and six off the play-off spots, a position where the Argyle manager thinks they should be.

“I really do believe that,” he said. “I don’t think we’ve played as well as I’d like us to play but I think we should have another seven or eight points. If we’d had them, we’d be in a really good position.

“I’ve said it before, but I’ve got to stick to my beliefs and stay positive. The players are positive. I like the way things are at the moment.

“I don’t like where we are in the league – we should be higher and we have got to work hard to get the wins quickly and get in the mix.

“I’m not stupid or naïve, I know one or two results can put us in a precarious position; at the same time, one or two good results can really push you up the table, and that’s what we’re looking at.”