Still On Strike

STRIKERS are still very much on the mind of John Sheridan, as he continues to try and increase Argyle's attacking options.

Even with the January transfer window at an end, the Pilgrims' manager will be casting his net far and wide when the emergency loan window opens next week, to bring in a striker to assist top scorer Reuben Reid.

Said Shez: "I know I haven't got one in, but I've really been trying to get a striker.

"We've got a week now (until the loan window), and everyone knows we're still after a striker."

One option that unfortunately seems out of the question is a player already high in the minds of Argyle staff and fans alike: Caolan Lavery. The Canadian-born striker netted three times for the Greens in an earlier loan spell, but Sheridan doesn't believe he'll be allowed to be loaned out again.

"I don't think we'll get Caolan back. There might've been a chance if Sheffield Wednesday brought in a couple more strikers, but they're short in that position," said the gaffer, who spoke very highly of Lavery.

Despite admitting that his services won't be attained, Sheridan knows that his side have missed a player of his stature, and picking up someone similar to Lavery would do Argyle a world of good.

John continued: "I remember the goal Caolan scored against Torquay, and we just haven't got that kind of player now.

"Caolan wasn't very often in the game, but he was always a threat in the final third. He could create things, and he did it a few times.

"That's something we're missing, and it's something we need."