JOHN Sheridan is not looking to focus on why his team have turned around their form for the better – he just wants to see it continue against Cambridge United.A run of seven games without a win has been firmly put in the past, thanks to a victory over Accrington Stanley last weekend being backed up by a 2-0 win over high-flying Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park.
Goals from Lewis Alessandra and Peter Hartley saw the Greens return to Sky Bet League 2 playoff positions, but Sheridan was not interested in pinpointing the reasons for his side’s fluctuations in form.
“It’s just football,” said John. “That’s the way football goes sometimes, and that’s why you beat yourself up a lot of times. I beat myself up, I want to win every game, like the fans do.
“Sometimes you don’t get the rub of the green and it doesn’t work, but tonight we played really well.
“Everyone thought Accrington would be a walkover, but no team in this league is a walkover. Anyone can beat anyone, and to come back with two results after a poor run – and two clean sheets – is full credit to the players.”
The boss could be forgiven for focusing on such an impressive display against a team firmly in the running for an automatic promotion spot, but Sheridan has immediately set his sights on the next game, as the Pilgrims return to Home Park to take on Cambridge United.
Some favourable results have helped Argyle rise from tenth in the division the sixth in the space of two games, but John is intent on concentrating on nothing more than their own task at hand.
“We have just got to look after ourselves,” said Sheridan. “We don’t look at who is playing who, we’ve just got to concentrate on ourselves, and we have got a tough game against Cambridge.
“We have got to go and try and win it, and then we will see where it takes us. We have got to try and win games and win them quickly, and just stay in the mix, then you never know what happens.
“I think it’s a really tight league. Teams can take points off of each other, and the unexpected happens quite a lot in this division. There are a lot of draws, and sometimes you think a draw could be a good result, but if someone is winning they’re gaining two points on you.
“I am not bothered about anyone else, to tell you the truth. I know what we have got to try and do, and that’s win the next game which is Cambridge. It’s a cliché, and it’s the obvious answer to give to you, but I’m thinking about Cambridge now.”