Following Up

AFTER spurring them on to earn a draw against Burton Albion, John Sheridan is looking forward to the Green Army playing their part in a huge fixture against Portsmouth on Easter Monday.

Once Kevin Stewart’s deflected shot put Albion ahead after 33 minutes at Home Park, the Theatre of Greens motivated the Pilgrims to claw back an equaliser four minutes from time, scored by Carl McHugh. 

After witnessing first-hand – and appreciating - the sort of effect they can have on his team, Sheridan anticipates the upcoming Dockyard Derby to be one of the biggest occasions of the campaign. 

“I’ve played for Leeds, played for Sheffield Wednesday and I’m from Manchester, so I know what supporters are about. Our fans are different class,” said John.

“I don’t have to say it and creep around them, but I want people to understand that I know how good the fans are. I really do, and I know how good they were today. They were right behind the team today. 

“When I make a comment about booing it’s because I’m sticking up for my players and I didn’t feel it was right at the time. That was in no way against the supporters. Our supporters are unbelievable – look at last week at Cheltenham. I know we’ll have a massive following at Portsmouth.” 

Sheridan, the squad and the Argyle faithful are all aiming to clinch their first promotion in eleven years, and the boss is looking forward to seeing the fans inspire the team over the remaining Sky Bet League 2 with their passion and noise. 

“It’s a massive six games, and we’ve got two home games after Monday, so really it’s a massive three games,” said John. 

“The next three games could really put you in a good position. That’s what we’ve got to aim for.

“These are really big games now. They’re all hard games – it doesn’t matter who we are playing.”