JOHN Sheridan will not be scared to play attacking football this season, home or away.The Argyle boss will utilise various different tactics over the forthcoming Sky Bet League 2 campaign, varying his formations to match certain playing styles.
“I’ll play any system, whatever I feel like,” he said. “I think we’ve played very well with a 3-5-2 formation, especially away from home; 4-3-3 doesn’t worry me, I’ve played that before. With the attack-minded players that we have in the team, I have got to think how we can affect games.”
“If it’s a case of going away to one of the so-called favourites. I won’t be frightened to play a 3-5-2, but I think that, if we can go on and win the game, I’ll play an attacking formation.”
“I’m realistic. I’ve got to do things where I feel that the players are comfortable with.”
One player who will not be able to feature in John Sheridan’s attacking style of football at Cambridge United this Saturday is Blackburn Rovers loanee Anthony O’Connor. The defender saw two yellow cards in the final League 2 game of last season between his former club Torquay United and Wycombe Wanderers.
Despite being ruled out of Argyle’s opener this time round, the Argyle boss is still very pleased to have the defender at the club.
“I’m very pleased to get him,” he said. “I enquired early in the pre-season about him. They said if he was available, we’d be the first club they’d ring, so I’m very pleased that happened.
“With Anthony coming in, he’ll give us strength in depth. He’s a very good player. From what I’ve been told about him, he’s very comfortable on the ball and I’ve seen that in just a couple of days that he’s been here.
“I’m really pleased to get him and he has very good qualities, and he’ll be pushing to get in the team.”