JOHN Sheridan has challenged the Argyle squad to arrest their recent run of disappointing league results.After a positive start to the season, the last seven games have not been kind to Sheridan's Pilgrims, who have failed to win since December 20. As a result, Argyle are four points behind Bury, who occupy the last play-off place.
When challenged about Argyle’s recent poor form, Sheridan made it clear that the side needed to get back to winning ways, as quickly as possible.
Sheridan sees Saturday’s game against Accrington Stanley, who have lost their last four league games, as the perfect opportunity for his team to get three points.
“We are on a bad run, a bit down at the moment; it’s important to lift the players," he said. “The players are really focused on trying to get rid of this bad run.
“That’s all we can do and hopefully it starts on Saturday”.
Despite Accrington's poor form, the Pilgrims boss warned his squad that Stanley will present a difficult challenge.
"They are a funny team, Accrington," said John. "On their day, they can get some really good results.
“We have got to go into the game, just try and focus on the result we are after and the three points.
"We are at home, we have to get back to winning ways”.
Sheridan sympathised with Pilgrims fans over recent league form. However, with eighteen league games left, Sheridan offered the Pilgrims fans hope, by relaying the message that given the points still to play for, a positive outcome is not beyond the team.
“The fans thought we would be higher, the results have been disappointing in the last six or seven games," said John. "There is still time; there are still lots of league points to play for.
“I try not to look for excuses; I have got to stay positive in what I believe is right for this club, and if it doesn't happen, we all know the consequences."