Tired Excuses

ARGYLE are entering a vital period in their Sky Bet League 2 campaign, as they fight for a play-off position with only four games remaining.

Tuesday’s visit of AFC Wimbledon will be the team’s 43rd league game of the season, but Argyle manager John Sheridan does not think that fatigue should be an issue.

Luke McCormick, Curtis Nelson, Carl McHugh, Anthony O’Connor, Peter Hartley, Lewis Alessandra and Reuben Reid have all featured over 40 times for Argyle this season in all competitions.

Sheridan, though, will not entertain the tiredness factor as an excuse for any poor performances. He said: "I don’t see it is as a problem and I’ll never make it as an excuse or a problem, if you’re a player you just want to be playing.

“Years ago we used to play on muddy pitches, and rubbish pitches as well, and play 70 games a season.

“They’re as fit as anything nowadays so it’s not a problem and I’ll never make it as an excuse. I feel the more games the better and if I was a player I’d want to play in every game.”

Argyle will be boosted by the return of club captain Curtis Nelson for Tuesday’s game against Wimbledon, following suspension, and Sheridan is pleased with the current depth of his squad.

He said: “When you look at my bench it’s really exciting. I’ve got no favourites and I think the lads know that. I’ll go with a team, a balanced team, and a team that will affect the game and hopefully win it.”