A Loan Again, Naturally

FOLLOWING Argyle’s 1-0 defeat to Mansfield, John Sheridan revealed he is weighing up the possibility of bolstering his squad before the loan deadline.

Thanks to a 45th minute strike from Vadaine Oliver, the Pilgrims’ impressive unbeaten run of seven games in Sky Bet League 2 is now over – a streak they formed whilst signing two exciting young players on loan in Bobby Reid and Andy Kellett.


With the deadline for the Greens to bring in any loan additions fast approaching, Sheridan confirmed that he is currently scanning the market for players that could temporarily assist the team in their push for promotion.


“I am looking at one or two players,” he said.


“If I want a player, the chairman will tell me yes or no, but I am sure the chairman will be fine if I want to bring somebody in. He has never said no since I have been here.


“I just think a new face would strengthen us and give us a bit of a lift. It is a chance for someone to get football.


“I would not really say there is a position I am looking for. I think another body would just give us a lift and it pushes the players who are in their position already.”


Whilst John is indeed on the lookout for potential short-term additions, his primary focus remains on getting the most out of the team he currently has at his disposal.


“Obviously Jason Banton was back today, Ben (Purrington) is back playing next week, so there is two players added to the squad,” said John.


“If I can keep everyone fit, I think we have a strong enough squad. The most important thing is keeping everyone fit. If I keep everyone fit, I am comfortable with what I have got.


“If I feel as though I need to bring in one or two to strengthen us, hopefully I can do that.”