Happy With Olly

JOHN Sheridan confirmed after Argyle’s 3-1 victory against Exeter City that he is interested in retaining the services of Olly Lee.

The final game of the on-loan Birmingham City midfielder’s temporary deal with the club came at St James Park, as the Pilgrims completed a double over their bitterest rivals thanks to a heroic hat-trick from Reuben Reid.

Following a penalty from Reid that put the Greens 2-1 ahead in the second half, Lee was sent off by referee Graham Scott after challenging for a 50/50 ball with Grecian Tom Nichols – a decision that left many of the Green Army shocked and bemused. 

“I don’t know, I will have to see the video,” was Sheridan’s assessment of the incident. “Obviously (Olly) is gutted.

“The lads are saying he didn’t touch him, and whether the lad’s milked it a bit, I don’t know. We will have to look back at the DVD and assess it, and see if it’s worth appealing, because a straight red is three games."

Olly has played seven times for Argyle since joining in January, with his one goal coming against Hartlepool United in a 3-2 defeat, and Sheridan has confirmed that he will be weighing up the possibility – and probability – of extending the playmaker’s tenure at Home Park.

“He has come in and he’s a very good footballer,” said John. “I think he is getting better with each game he is playing, and getting used to the way we play, and first team football. 

“He’ll miss three games but we have got [Lee] Coxy, Ollie Norburn and Dom [Blizzard] there if he gets suspended. I am interested in bringing him back, and I have told that to the kid.”