THE Sky Bet League 2 play-offs are still very much in sight for Argyle after their 0-0 draw with Newport County, and John Sheridan has faith that his side will finish in the top seven.
The boss spoke after the Pilgrims' goalless affair against the Exiles, meaning they are without a win in three games, unable to score in each of them.
Those stats certainly do not make positive reading, but they pale into insignificance when you take a look at the League 2 table, which has the Greens just one point and one place outside of the play-offs with just eight games to go. Argyle’s fate remains in their hands, and Sheridan is backing the lads to achieve the objective he singled out before the season even got underway.
“We’ve got a great opportunity of getting in the play-offs, and once we’re in the play-offs if we get there, anything can happen,” said John.
“We could still be in League 1, and hopefully when we get to the Shrewsbury game we might be in the play-offs and we’ll be talking about it. I believe we will get in the play-offs. I really, really do.
“I know that it’s all about results and achieving something. I don’t want to finish tenth, ninth, or eighth. I targeted the play-offs from day one so I put myself under a bit of pressure, and I still believe we will.”
The deadline for potential loan deals between clubs is on Thursday and, after being let down at the eleventh hour by two players, the manager is still confident in securing the services of two other signings to help bolster their chances of promotion.
“I had them two all sorted and it was a last-minute decision from both players [not to come],” said John.
“I am trying to bring in two players next week and have spoken to two clubs. I will definitely have two in before the deadline.”