Still In It

ARGYLE’S 4-0 Sky Bet League 2 win at Fleetwood on Tuesday has reignited hopes of a Pilgrims’ play-off push.

Goals from Reuben Reid, Luke Young, Max Blanchard and Conor Hourihane gave manager John Sheridan’s men a second away win inside four days and lifted them to eighth in the table, four points away from the play-off zone.

It is the highest the Pilgrims have been in any division since November 2008, when they were seventh in the Championship, and will take some sustaining according to Sheridan, who must now prepare Argyle for the visit of Morecambe to Plymouth at the weekend.

He said: “I have said we have got to win five or six games on the trot, get up there and try to get involved with the other teams.

“It’s still really tight – we’ve won our last two so it gets you closer to people but you can soon slip away. You can win three or four, but you can lose three or four, we’ll concentrate on ourselves, work hard and try to get a result on Saturday.”

Despite the thumping victory, John will not necessarily give a green light to the team that earned it when the Shrimps come to Home Park.

“I won’t be frightened if I have to change it,” he said. “Morecambe will be a different game. They are tough and organised and always hard to play against, so, if I have to make changes on Saturday even if we won 4-0, I won’t be frightened of doing it.”