Good Going

JOHN Sheridan has almost a full squad to pick from for Saturday’s visit of Cheltenham Town in the Sky Bet League 2.

Argyle were forced into one alteration on Tuesday night against AFC Wimbledon as Andy Kellett deputised for the injured Lee Cox. The midfielder has since recovered from his damaged heel, meaning all of Sheridan’s playing staff, barring long-term casualties Ben Purrington and Matt Lecointe, have a clean bill of health.

“Everyone’s fit and available,” said John.

“Coxy has trained today and came through okay, so we’ve got a fit and strong squad.”

With Nathan Thomas also back in training, the whole Argyle squad are ready to compete for a place in the matchday 18, leaving Sheridan with the difficult but fortuitous task of selecting his side.

However, he has no plans on rotating a side that is performing and working hard for one another on the pitch.

He said: “My job is difficult when picking the team but the only thing on my mind is to pick a winning team.

“The mentality is that we’re going to win every game and that’s what I’ve got installed into the players.

“We’re not too far off the top but if you lose two or three you end up in the middle of the table, and if you win a few games, you’re really in a healthy position. “

Cheltenham visit Home Park off the back of an impressive 2-1 away victory at Cambridge United, and Sheridan understands the tough encounter that lies ahead for Argyle, citing his of admiration for Robins’ manager Mark Yates.

“Saturday’s game is going to be a really tough game,” said John.

“I really like the manager; I think he has done an excellent job in the three or four year period he’s been there.

“He has always had them in the top half of the table or in the play-offs so I’ve got a lot of time for him.”