Standing Aside

JOHN Sheridan has vowed to not stand in the way of any Argyle players if they wish to leave the club.

Sheridan has made a point of giving talents at other clubs an opportunity to play football and demonstrate their ability at Home Park, with prime examples being Andy Kellett and Bobby Reid.

Those players will undoubtedly gain experience and confidence playing regular football for the Greens. In turn, then, if any of his squad players are struggling to break into the first team and want more playing time, the boss will discuss moving them elsewhere in a deal that suits all parties.

“Any player who is not playing in the team...I would never stand in any player’s way,” said John. "If he was uncomfortable because he was not playing or unhappy, they can leave tomorrow if it suits everyone.

“Obviously we are not going to just let people go out for nothing, but I totally understand any player who does not figure and is not involved with us.

“If they want to go and play football, I would not stand in anyone’s way.”

One player who has been unable to nail down a place in the Pilgrims’ first team this season is Marvin Morgan, and the boss commented on rumours of a potential move to fellow Sky Bet League 2 side Hartlepool United.

He said: “I have not stood in Marvin’s way. I think it is down to Marvin and Hartlepool’s decision.

“With Ryan [Brunt coming in], I think Marvin understands the situation, and I think it is in Marvin’s best interests. He has not had a lot of football, and there are a couple of reasons why; obviously his injury and his setback with the illness he had, with Lewis [Alessandra] and Reuben [Reid], and now with Ryan coming in.

“Marvin is a clever lad, a good pro, and I think it is just a case of getting some football somewhere.”