Shez Looking For Backup
JOHN Sheridan is looking at boosting Argyle’s attacking options during the January transfer window despite believing that he already has two of the best strikers in Sky Bet League 2.
The Pilgrims’ manager wants back-up for his current roster of forwards – number one pairing Reuben Reid and Lewi Alessandra, and Marvin Morgan – after losing Deane Smalley for the rest of the season through injury.
“In my eyes, I’ve got two of the best strikers in the division,” said John, after confirming a forward was on his scouting radar, possibly in time for Saturday’s game at York.
“I want someone who’s hungry, who’s hopefully going to try to impress me. I could go for an experienced player, but I don’t know if an experienced player is going to be happy to be possibly on the bench once or twice. Whoever I bring in will hopefully fit in to what we are trying to do.
“Whether it will happen before Saturday, I don’t know. I’m looking and I’m asking about one or two players. Hopefully, we can add to the squad and strengthen us up a little bit. We have done well with injuries over the season but, unfortunately, we’ve picked them up at the wrong time when we’ve got lots of games, thick and fast.”
John would also be prepared to let players move on.
“I would never stand in anyone’s way if they had the opportunity of playing football on a regular basis and weren’t getting it at Plymouth,” he said. “I totally understand they are going to be unhappy if they are not playing.
“They need to be playing football. I want them all to be disappointed if they are not playing. Unfortunately, I can only pick 11 and bring subs on. That’s football. I try to be as honest as I can and make honest decisions.
“Some of them aren’t playing enough football. It’s not fair on them because it’s very difficult, if you come on for 10-15 minutes, to express yourself and get involved in a game.
“If you feel that’s the only thing that’s going to happen, because we have been doing alright and I’ve been picking near enough the same team, it’s hard to take.”