NEARLY a week after his Argyle side's 1-0 defeat at Accrington Stanley, Pilgrims boss John Sheridan still cannot quite believe they lost the game.Despite Argyle’s dominance, the Pilgrims suffered their fourth defeat on the road, courtesy of a Kal Naismith goal within the first 15 minutes.
The Argyle boss remains frustrated about the loss, yet saw some positive signs from his team, which he hopes can be taken into this Saturday's home fixture against Shrewsbury Town.
“I really thought we dominated the game," said John, of the Stanley reverse.
“What disappointed me the most was the number of corners we had, and even though we had so much possession, I don’t think their keeper had too many saves to make.
“We could have done a lot of things better in the final third, and really gone on and believed we could have scored.
With Argyle only picking up three points out of the last 15 available, John Sheridan is open to criticism, and is looking to prove his critics wrong. A progress report at this stage would very likely read: 'could do better'.
However, it is not as though signs have not been shown that this squad of Pilgrims are capable of achieving an increased points tally as the season progresses.
“I don’t mind a bit of criticism," said John. "Sometimes you deserve it, and our position? We should be better, and our results should be better.
“I expect some criticism; it’s up to me to stand up for myself and prove people wrong, which I’m really confident that I’ll do, and I’m confident that the players will.
“There’s a lot of good things in our game at the moment, and I’ve got to look at them and build on them.
“If I do that, and the players get a bit of hunger, and I really believe that they will do really well in the league.”