WHILE Argyle manager John Sheridan has conceded that this week’s sudden departure of Drew Talbot, recalled by parent club Chesterfield, has affected the squad...
...he has delivered some good news for Pilgrims fans after confirming he is on the hunt for two new recruits.
“I’m trying to bring a couple of players in at this moment in time,” Sheridan revealed. “I was talking to a few people yesterday and I feel as though we need to bring one or two people in to just make us stronger and make players aware that there are people after your position for the final two months.
“I’ve offered for two players and just waiting to hear if they come back, it’s just down to the players. The clubs have agreed, I’ve agreed and the decision is down to the two players.
“Saturday’s probably a bit soon, but if we get a phone call in the next half an hour and they both say 'yes', then I would like to get them involved for Saturday.”
After signing for the Greens until the end of the season on loan in January, the versatile Talbot made nine appearances for the club, playing in a variety of different positions including at right-back, right wing-back and, more recently, in central midfield.
The 28-year-old quickly settled into life at Home Park, impressing fans with his standout performances, and his unique adaptability was a handy asset. His absence during Tuesday’s defeat against Dagenham & Redbridge was certainly felt, but Argyle boss Sheridan is confident he will soon find a suitable replacement.
“Drew played right-side midfield and I think we need someone with a bit of pace who’s going to disturb the opposition," said John. "I think we’ve been lacking that a little bit. Saying that, I think Jason came on and did okay the other night.
“I think we just need to disturb the opposition and do something a little bit different because I think the biggest downer for me is we can’t keep on defending and not conceding if we aren’t giving ourselves something to hold onto.
“I think it’s important I get a couple of players in just to cover us for the next two months until the end of May, possibly the play-offs.”