ARGYLE play host to Tranmere Rovers on Saturday in a match which has huge consequences for both teams at opposite ends of the Sky Bet League 2 table.
Whilst Argyle are looking for three points to help secure a play-off spot, opponents Tranmere are fighting to avoid relegation. Rovers come into the game following the departure of manager Micky Adams, with assistant manager Alan Rogers and academy manager Shaun Garnett taking charge of the clash at Home Park.
Argyle manager John Sheridan expressed sympathy to see another manager lose their job, but he is not prepared to underestimate his opponents.
“I’m disappointed for Mick," said John. "He’s a fellow manager and I don’t like any manager getting the sack. He’s an excellent manager as well; he’s proved he’s a top manager throughout his career.
"Unfortunately results haven’t gone their way and they’ve made the decision, but I know Shaun Garnett really well, who has gone in there. They’ve got two players who used to play for Tranmere and whether they feel that will give them a lift is their decision.
“I’ve watched Tranmere in a few games while Micky has been in charge and they’ve played well; unluckily for them they just haven’t got the results. Sometimes you don’t get the luck you deserve when you’re at the bottom; it goes against you.
“I think they’ve got a strong squad and I’d never expect them to be where they are. I know the two lads who took charge will have them up for the game; they know the importance of the game for them and I’m expecting a very tough game.
“It’s a massive game for them because they’re trying to stay in the league and it’s a massive game for us, I’m just worrying about us, that we go out and perform like I know we can and it’s important we try get a lift. I expect a good crowd, I expect the crowd to get right behind us and I expect us to get Tranmere on the back foot from the word go.”