Shrew The Day

JOHN Sheridan sees Argyle’s end-of-season journey beginning at Shrewsbury Town, and he is eager to see which of his Pilgrims are prepared for the play-offs.

At least two more games after next Saturday’s trip to Greenhous Meadow were all but secured thanks to a 3-2 win over Tranmere Rover with a Lewis Alessandra strike, a Reuben Reid penalty and Tareiq Holmes-Dennis’ first senior goal. 

The task is far from over, though, and Sheridan will be spending the upcoming week assessing his team, some of whom played through the pain to get the victory, to ensure the right result against the Shrews, as well as a fit and ready squad for the play-offs. 

“We’re going to try and win at Shrewsbury. They’re going for the title so it will be a good game with a full house. I’m sure we will take a few as well,” said John. “I’m really looking forward to the game. 

“We’ll test ourselves against a really good team – one of the best teams in the division – so we will go there and want to win the game. We’ll be in and we will work hard. 

“There are a few of them carrying knocks and I will make a decision this week. Reuben [Reid] has played today but he was only around 70% fit, because of his thigh and foot. I asked him to play and he put a shift in for an hour. 

“Carl McHugh’s got a knock, Peter [Hartley] has got a knock, Kelvin [Mellor] has got a knock, but they all wanted to play, and it might just give me a chance to look at one or two next week, against a very good team.”