Keeping An Eye Out
10th January 2014
ARGYLE manager John Sheridan will “definitely” attempt to bring Caolan Lavery back to Home Park if the opportunity to do so presents itself.The exciting news of Jason Banton’s return to the Green colours this week was tempered only by the concurrent revelation that Sheffield Wednesday had whistled up Caolan from his loan spell with the Pilgrims.
The Northern Ireland international, who scored three goals in four starts for Argyle, was required back at Hillsborough to help overcome the Championship side’s injury problems.
“I’ll keep an eye on the situation because he’s a player I’d love to bring back,” said John. “I’d be foolish not to try it. If I see they are getting players back fit, and he’s not playing, I will definitely try to get him.
“After working hard to get Jason, and you’ve got one whose scoring goals for us and one whose scored for us goals coming in, it was very disappointing,” said John.
“But that’s just part and parcel of loan players. We appreciate Sheffield Wednesday letting us have him in the first place. I’m gutted he’s gone, and it’s a shame for Caolan. He really enjoyed his football here; he was doing really well for us; and he was something different for us.
“Once he started in the team, he scored goals and added something to us that was missing. He was a threat in games, and worked his socks off, and the goals he scored were a natural goalscorer’s goals – instinct.
Despite keeping a weather eye on Caolan’s situation, John believes he already has the players to carry on the Pilgrims’ fine run of form – two defeats in their last 16 matches – when Southend visit Home Park in Sky Bet League 2 this Saturday
“It’s a big blow that he’s gone but we have got to kick on without him,” he sad. “I think Jason can play up there; I’ve got Nathan [Thomas] who can play up there; Lewi [Alessandra]; Rommy [Boco]; and Reuben [Reid]. I am confident they can do it but Caolan has been doing well while he has been there so, whoever goes in will have to try and do as well as him.
“We are playing with a bit of confidence, which always makes you a better player, so, whoever I play there will step in and carry on what the team has been doing.”