Calling for Consistency

JOHN Sheridan expects this season’s Sky Bet League 2 to be an even tougher prospect than it was in 2013-14.

The Pilgrims finished tenth after John’s first full season in charge last season so, by their manager’s own reckoning, Argyle will have to step it up to achieve his already-stated aim of a top-seven finish.

“The league looks stronger than last season,” said John. “The quality of player that’s coming into League 2 is a lot better and stronger, and a lot of teams are bringing in a lot of players.

“The league looks pretty balanced and you can’t predict who’s going to win. I think there are 12 or 14 teams that can get out of the league and we’re one of them.

“Teams will take points off each other. Any team can beat anyone on the day.

“Consistency will be the key again.  You need your players giving seven or eight out of ten. I always say to the players: ‘Don’t give me a nine one week and a four the next’.

“If you’ve got nine of them doing that week in week out, we’ll be fine.”