Feeling At Home

JOHN Sheridan is keen to make Home Park the most difficult venue in the division for opposing sides to visit...

...and hopes the Green Army continue to help make the Theatre of Greens a fortress.

The Pilgrims notched up their seventh consecutive home win in all competitions against Portsmouth, thanks to a Lewis Alessandra strike and a brace from Reuben Reid.

Home Park certainly looked like a fortress for the Pilgrims for this game, as a crowd of 10,354 came through the turnstiles to watch one of their side’s best performances of the season.

Sheridan knows that having a strong home record is one of the key factors in any successful campaign, and believes that the legions of Argyle supporters making their presence felt will make the objective all the more possible.

“It is nice for the players; I said to go out and enjoy the game, because these are the games you want to play in,” said John.

“It was a big crowd and a good atmosphere, and we are playing against a big club and a strong team in our division in Portsmouth.

“With any team who gets promotion, or is trying to get promotion, I think home form is vitally important. You win your home games and pick up whatever you can on your travels.

“We are playing with a bit of confidence and a bit of purpose, and we are very hard to play against at the moment.

“I just said to the players that, with the way we are playing at home at the moment, we believe we will win every game, whoever we are playing. Even from the kick-off, I thought we started really well. After even five or ten seconds, we got them on the back foot, and it just gets the crowd lifted.

“To come out and win the game we have done, playing really good football, with three goals and not conceding, and with it being on telly, hopefully people will take note of Plymouth and hopefully feel that we are a contender.”