In Depth

WITH the January transfer window well and truly open, John Sheridan is looking to add more depth to his squad.

Following the Pilgrims’ 1-1 draw against Southend United on Saturday, the Argyle manager revealed he is continuing to search the market for players who can help the Pilgrims’ push towards Sky Bet League 2 success.

“I think we need strengthening – maybe one or two more players,” said John, after the game. 

“If we want to push further up towards the play-offs, you have to have strength in numbers. I want to have a really strong squad for the final push.”

“With Ben [Purrington] at left-back, I don’t want to keep relying on him, even though he’s playing very well, and did so again today. But I’d probably like one striker and one left-back.”

The speculation of comings-in are often balanced by goings-out. The gaffer had a few words to say on Caolan Lavery, who was recalled by parent club Sheffield Wednesday this week, and promptly scored two goals in the Owls’ 6-0 thrashing of Leeds United in a game which ended before Argyle’s kicked off.

“Of course I’m pleased,” said John. “I texted him straight after the game was finished. We’re both gutted that he left here, but he’s a natural goalscorer.”

John also commented on Andre Blackman, who has not featured in recent matches for the Greens.

“His contract is not up until the end of the month, but he’s not figuring in the games at the moment,” said John.

“He knows the situation, and I’ve spoken to his agent, so that’s something we’ll deal with when his contract is up.”