Tough Decisions

FOLLOWING Argyle’s 2-1 defeat to Wimbledon, John Sheridan is ready to make some decisions regarding some of his players’ futures at the club - but is keeping his plans to himself.

Goals from Jack Midson and Kwesi Appiah nullified Conor Hourihane’s long-range early opener, making sure that the Greens will be playing Sky Bet League 2 football next season. With little more than pride on the line in the final two games, John is already in the process of re-building a squad for August, and deciding which players on the current payroll will remain at the club. 

Whilst it may be tough to say goodbye to some of the lads, the manager is fully prepared to make those judgment calls – all in the best interests of the club.

“I know what I am going to be doing,” said John. “As a manager, this is the hardest part – any manager will tell you that.

“I wouldn’t put any blame on anyone; I just need to make decisions now. I’m going to be getting judged more than anyone, so I have got to make strong decisions for the football club – not for me – and for us to be better next season. That’s the only thing on my mind.

“I have got to work very hard – and it is hard to attract players to here – but I will work my socks off to get the right people in.”

In his eagerness to create a successful strategy for the 2014-15 campaign, John already has made most of his decisions – but for multiple reasons, he is not willing to make those decisions public just yet.

“I have got to respect the players,” he said. “They have got families. Some players have been here a long time, some a short time; I know what players I’m going to be trying to keep; I know 95% of who I am going to let go.

“I’m just doing it for the benefit of the club.”