THE month of November will prove to be a busy month for Argyle, with a very congested fixture list.
In one particular week Argyle will play in the first round of the FA Cup, then travel to the Ricoh Arena to meet Coventry City in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Wednesday evening, followed by a home game with Portsmouth in front of the Sky cameras on the following Saturday lunchtime.
John Sheridan has described it a “really big week”, and is not fazed by the amount of football that will be played by his squad in such a short time.
He said: “If we can get a good result against Coventry, then you’re going into a really big game against Portsmouth with a good win under your belt. That’s the way I look at it.
“It’s not the furthest journey in the world. We’ve got Thursday and Friday to look after the players.
“Obviously I’d like them to have a bit more rest, but that’s just the way it is really”.
One player who will not feature in either one of those three games will be Bobby Reid. With Bobby’s loan ending at the end of this month, John is looking to speak to Bristol City about keeping the 21-year-old around for longer.
“He’s got another couple of games, so we’ll just concentrate on those,” said John. “After the Wimbledon game we’ll probably talk with Bristol regarding Bobby.”
“He’s come in, and I think the most important thing is that he wanted to come and play football - I like that.
“He’s come from a big club from Bristol City, and he’s playing in the second division, but he’s enjoyed his time here, hopefully he can continue that.”