30th March 2015
AFTER beating the team at the bottom of Sky Bet League 2, Argyle must prepare for an Easter when they host the division’s leaders before visiting Portsmouth four days later for the Dockyard derby.
The 3-0 victory at Cheltenham, with Reuben Reid netting twice and substitute Zak Ansah scoring on his debut, has set them up nicely for the visit of Burton Albion to Home Park on Friday.
“We know the importance of three points and now next Friday is a really good game,” said Pilgrims’ manager John Sheridan.
“We have got two tough games but I know we are as good as any team on our day; we’ve got good enough players to perform and compete. I think we’ve shown that today – back to winning ways and more goals and hopefully we can continue that.”
With just seven games of the 2014-15 season to play, Argyle currently occupy the last of the four play-off positions with the contest to stay in the promotion race still wide open.
John is banking on the return of midfielder Lee Cox, after injury, and the arrival of loan players Zak and Everton defender Gethin Jones to add some pep to the Pilgrims’ run-in.
“It’s going to be really tight,” said the Argyle manager. “Everyone plays each other; there are teams who are four, five, six teams off the play-offs who think they can still get in it – but I only worry about us.
“Coxy will be training next week; Gethin Jones will be with us next week. Hopefully, we’re all fit and stay strong and the two new lads will give us a lift, and a boost, and add to what we’ve got because we’ve got some big games coming up and there’s something there to aim for.
“We have just got to try to win. Don’t worry about anyone else, just concentrate on ourselves.”