On Me

JOHN Sheridan will take the criticism for Argyle’s winless run and still believes the Pilgrims can make the Sky Bet League 2 promotion frame.

Hartlepool’s 3-2 win at Victoria Park means Argyle have picked up three points from the last 21 available and are tenth in the division with 18 games to play, and John said: “We’re down at the moment; people are very frustrated – me, fans, everyone. We need to start to try to win games as quickly as we can.

“It is very frustrating and I don’t mind being criticised. It is about winning football matches and, at this moment in time, we are not winning matches. Everyone’s got an opinion and I accept that.

“I have got to be strong enough. Whoever know me, knows I won’t hide – I’ll go and work even harder to try to get back to winning ways.

“I won’t be walking away. No chance. I’ll fight and I still believe we’ll get in and around the play-offs. There still is a good chance we can be where we want to be.

“While I’m here, I’ll fight. I don’t worry about getting stick. I probably deserve it at this moment in time, so I’ll take it on the chin, just carry on and make sure we get back to winning ways. That’s all I’ll concentrate on.”

Frustration on the terraces among the 264 members of the Green Army who made the 775-mile round trip was evident and John said: “They are entitled to their opinion. I fully respect that.

“They travel all this way to support their team and we are not getting results. We were on a high just before Christmas, and we’re slowly dropping.

“I don’t like people shouting ‘Sheridan this’ and ‘Sheridan that’, but that’s part and parcel of football. I’ll accept it while we’re not winning games.  Obviously it’s not a nice thing for me to hear, but that’s football.

“You look at the results and think ‘If only; if only we could have won there, won there’ but we have just got to crack on. I am here to try to get us back to winning football matches and pick a team that is going to win us a match, so that’s what I’m going to do.”