JOHN SHERIDAN has called on his players to maintain their winning momentum ahead of Tuesday’s vital clash against AFC Wimbledon.Argyle currently sit in seventh place in Sky Bet League 2, crucially occupying the last play-off position, and the manager wants his players to grab three more points in the race for promotion.
John said: “All I’ve got to say really is: 'just go and win the game.' I don’t have to keep going on and on; they’ve heard enough from me throughout the season. It’s just about go and win the game.”
Wimbledon hold a comfortable mid-table position and will offer a completely different proposition to Saturday’s opponents Mansfield Town who are fighting for survival. The Stags put up a battling performance in losing 2-1 as they fight to stay in the division, but 13th-placed Wimbledon lie nine points from the play-off places and 16 form the bottom two. Their status for next season is virtually guaranteed.
Sheridan, though, is more focused on concentrating on his own team - but that is not to say that the Argyle manager will be taking Tuesday’s visitors to Home Park lightly. He said: “I’m not really bothered about Wimbledon. It’s about us, and if I can focus on us and get the best out of us we’ll have a really good chance of winning the game.
“As I’ve said before, on our day we’re as good as any team in the league.
“Wimbledon are a decent team. Only two or three weeks ago they felt themselves they could have been in the play-off position so I’m expecting a tough game.
“We’ve had them watched again - they play good football and they’ve got some good players going forward so we’ll be wary of that. We’ll work on what they’re going to throw at us.”
Wimbledon held Argyle to a goalless draw when the teams met earlier in the season, but Sheridan expects his team to achieve a better result this time around.
“I expect us to win the game and that’s what we’re going to do. I’ve got a lot of time for Neil Ardley and his assistant, Coxy [Neil Cox]. I know them both really well and they’re both great lads and they’re doing a good job there.
“I want to concentrate on us and we’ve got to try get at them and get them on the back foot.”