Top Seven or Bust

JOHN Sheridan's minimum expectation for Plymouth Argyle next season is to get out of Sky Bet League 2 - and feels he must improve as a manager to make it happen.

After watching his side draw 1-1 at Home Park against Hartlepool United, Sheridan once again stated that his mind is fully focused on building a successful team for next season - revealing that, in his mind, it's promotion or bust.

"I want nothing less than the playoffs," said John.

"We have improved a lot, but next season will be really big for us, and for me as a manager, and we have got to get out of the division.

"We all want to improve, and whatever changes I make are hopefully going to help us improve on this season, and if we do that, we will have a chance of getting out of the league."

Whilst Shez will be doing all he can to bring in signings and improve the players he currently has at his disposal, the gaffer will also knows that the pressure is on to improve himself as a manager.

"I will look at what I can learn from this season, look at where things have gone wrong, and make sure I do it properly next season," he said.

"I'm going to make some tough decisions, and that's my job. I have got to improve on what we have done this season, and I have got to be ready.

"It is clear that I have got to be in the playoffs, and I look at myself and know I have got to improve on this season.

"I can't finish eighth or ninth, I have got to finish in the top seven."