IT has been a measure of the Pilgrims’ recent progress that, for the first time this season...
...the W word was mentioned in an Argyle Press call.
“How confident are you,” Argyle manager John Sheridan was asked, “that we will be seeing Argyle at Wembley?”
John did not duck the issue, but sort of sidelined it in light of Saturday’s away Sky Bet League 2 match against Accrington Stanley.
“I think we are in a healthy position at the moment,” said John, after Tuesday’s win against league leaders Chesterfield took them to seventh place in the table.
“I said from the start of the season that I feel like we were good enough to be in the play-offs, but I am not going to keep mentioning play-offs. I am going to focus on Accrington Stanley. That is our next game and I know that we need to get three points from it.”
Argyle have been buoyed by the victory over Chesterfield, and John said: “Hopefully, it will build a little confidence in our players. I think we have shown a little bit in our performance and we feel we can go out and play well against anyone.”
Accrington are in 15th place in the league, but have enjoyed some good results lately.
“It is going to be a tough game,” said John. “We will do the best we can. If we go there confident, then we should be able to pick up three points.”
Part of Accrington’s resurgence has been down to the goals of former Pilgrim Lee Molyneux, who has rejoined the Crown Ground outfit on loan from Crewe, for who he left Stanley in the summer.
“He is a decent player and the one that seems to be standing out a moment,” said John. “They have got really good results. Darren [Sheridan, Argyle’s chief scout] has watched them a few times – they play at a good tempo and it’s always been a good place to go and play at.
“On their day, like any team in this league, they can beat anyone.”