The W Word

FIVE massive games remain for Argyle this season, and the message from manager John Sheridan is simple: win at all costs.

Just one point separates Argyle and four other teams from their objective of reaching the Sky Bet League 2 play-off places as the Greens prepare for a season-defining run of fixtures, beginning with Mansfield Town this Saturday. 

The league table, as well as the Pilgrims’ progress at home during this campaign, suggests that Sheridan’s team should be able to dominate and express themselves against the Stags, but the boss is only interested in picking up three points by any means necessary. 

“I’ll say it right now: I’m not even bothered about the performance. It’s the three points that matters,” said John.

“It’s obviously about getting the right team out on the pitch to get the win. Starting with Mansfield, the importance of three points is massive now.

“It’s not a time for me to worry about anyone else. We know what we have got to do. We’ve got to go and win the game and try and create problems and scoring opportunities. That’s what we are going to try and do. 

“Obviously you respect the other team and go through their strengths and what you think they will try and do, but I want us to just concentrate on the massive importance of trying to get three points.

“We know the importance of the game, and that’s the only thing I really have to say: go and win the game.”