10th February 2014
AFTER the second of two home draws on the bounce the previous week...
...Argyle manager John Sheridan emphasised the need to restore some equity into Argyle’s play-off push by winning away from home.
His players’ immediate response was to comprehensively beat bottom club Northampton at Sixfields and push the Pilgrims into the top ten in Sky Bet League 2 for the first time since the opening weeks of the campaign.
“We fully deserved the win,” said John. “It was a really good professional performance.
“Full credit to the players; they responded really well. After drawing the home games, we needed to come away and get three points.
“When you are drawing and other teams around you are winning, a draw doesn’t seem a good result, even though you are not losing.
“We have lost one in the last nine now, but we have drawn four.
“We are trying to get as high up the table as possible, and catch the teams above us, so, when you are drawing games, it’s difficult.”
Attention now turns to stopping a run of three successive home draws when York City visit Home Park on Saturday.
“Eight points from four games would be a good outcome,” said John. “If we can do that towards the end of the season, we will have a chance.”