Thanks, Tom

AFTER Argyle’s win against Wycombe Wanderers, John Sheridan confirmed that Tom Flanagan has come to the end of his loan deal with the Pilgrims.

Flanagan watched on from the bench as the Greens secured an impressive 2-0 victory away at Wycombe Wanderers, thanks to goals from Lewis Alessandra and Peter Hartley. 

Hartley was absent through injury when Flanagan arrived at Home Park on loan from Milton Keynes, but due to Peter’s recovery and the return of Anthony O’Connor, Sheridan is not confident that he can offer the Dons defender the playing time he needs at this stage of his career. 

“I have had a chat with Tom, and obviously I don’t think it’s right,” said John. 

“With what I’ve got now – Pete’s there and Aaron [Bentley] will be back next week and Anthony can play there – Tom’s too good a player to keep on the bench. 

“I spoke to Tom today and I’ll speak with Karl Robinson [the MK Dons manager]. I told him that he hasn’t played poorly and he’s possibly playing out of position on the left of a three, because I know he likes to play on the right in a two. 

“He has looked after himself and trained really well while he has been with us, but I wouldn’t like to keep him because he is not a player that needs to be on the bench. He is too good to be on the bench.”