Don the Mantle

WITH just four games of the Sky Bet League 2 season remaining, all Pilgrims’ thoughts now turn to Tuesday night, when AFC Wimbledon rack up to Home Park.

Saturday’s 2-1 home win over Mansfield Town put Argyle back into the Sky Bet League 2 play-off positions .

“Four league games to go; big game Tuesday,” said manager John Sheridan. “We have just got to get the win we want.

“To get back in top seven is all we aimed for and is all we want. There are teams in and around us who play each other on Tuesday. We have just got to take care of ourselves; if we win, we’ll find ourselves in a decent position, but I am really not bothered about anyone else.

“If we get into the play-offs, it will be a good achievement. I keep reading things like, when we get in the play-offs we are not good enough to play the teams that are in the play-offs. It’s pathetic. On our day, we are as good as any team in our league, and I’ve told the players that.”

John will need to assess the fitness of defender Carl McHugh after the central defender was substituted against Mansfield.

John said: “He just got a bang on his knee. I said to him: ‘Think of Tuesday’. If he stays on, he might aggravate it a little bit more. I think he wanted to go back on. 

“Taking him off at that moment in time might just give him a better chance for playing Tuesday.”

Saturday’s win was not the prettiest but John will happily settle for similar against the Wombles.

He said: “We were bound to be edgy because we know the importance of trying to get ourselves back into the top seven. It’s great that the players have gone out and performed and got the three points. 

“We go into the game on Tuesday and the same result will do me fine.”