JOHN Sheridan believes the quality and fitness shown by his Argyle side in their two home pre-season games will stand them in good stead for the new Sky Bet League 2 campaign.Following the weekend’s 4-0 defeat by Premier League Swansea, the Pilgrims went down 2-1 to Yeovil on Wednesday after Reuben Reid opened the scoring against his former side with ten minutes gone.
Liam Davis levelled the scores with a superb long-range strike and Sam Hoskins put the Glovers in front nine minutes from time with a fortuitously-deflected effort.
However, John was pleased with his side’s performance in a back-and-forth encounter.
“I thought it was a really good run-out for us,” he said. “It was a tough game – which I am pleased about – but I think we competed really well against them.”
“I am very pleased with the way it went, fitness-wise, for us against a team in a higher league. It was a good test, with a lot of effort given from the players.
“We have had two tough games and done alright. I know we lost 4-0 and 2-1 but I am seeing good signs in us. I really do. It is just getting the belief into the players, and getting rid of those silly errors that will cost you if you keep doing them.
“I think you can see that we have got some good players in the side, who are still getting used to each other a little bit, but I still think we will have a good season.
“It is going to be a tough season but I am really confident that we will do well.”