The Chase

JOHN Sheridan is looking to add players to the Pilgrims’ first-team squad, but Welsh international defender Darcy Blake will not be one of them.

Darcy, 25, had been training at Home Park after leaving the Pilgrims’ Sky Bet League 2 rivals Newport County in the summer.

However, John has decided not to offer a contract to the player who has already had one Home Park spell.

“For both parties, I don’t think it was the right move,” he said. “Darcy was respectful of us giving him the opportunity but I just don’t think it would have worked out.”

Instead, John has his eyes on other targets, although he has ruled out any permanent signings when the transfer-window close next week

“I’ve enquired about a couple of Championship players – wingers – and [players in] the Premiership and I’m still chasing them,” he said. “Hopefully, something will come out of it.

“They have got to be right. There are probably 200-300 Under-21 players who I could go and get. Are they going to make us better, though? Is that what I need? Not in the areas I am looking.

“A right-winger is probably different – if I could get a right-winger with a little bit of pace and directness, whether he’s 19-20 doesn’t bother me, but when you are looking in the middle of the park or up front, I think that little bit of experience does help.

“I’m trying non-stop. You have just got to keep looking. Whoever I bring in now is going to be a loan player. At least they have done a pre-season and will come in ready to play.”