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Pilgrims' Pendulum

12 May 2015

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ARGYLE may not have the current score-line of their Sky Bet League 2 play-off semi-final against Wycombe Wanderers in their favour…

…but John Sheridan believes that the pendulum of momentum has swung back in their favour, after a sensational second-half comeback.

Despite falling 3-0 down to goals all frustrating in their own way – bad luck, controversy or simply bad organisation – the Pilgrims roared back into life, inspired by the Green Army. 

Goals from Zak Ansah and Jason Banton have not only given Sheridan a platform to build a game-plan to complete the turnaround, but also the proverbial selection headache for the game at Adams Park. Whoever he decides to place in his starting 11, though, the boss believes will be the candidates suited best to earning a place in the play-off final. 

“I went in at half-time and said we could get something out of the game,” said John, “but then you find yourself conceding a third goal, which is one of the worst I’ve seen as a manager or as a player, then everything’s really down. 

“I was looking to see how we could back in the game. I couldn’t really see us scoring, but the substitutes have come on, scored two goals and it gives us that lifeline to really believe we are back in the tie. It would’ve been really difficult to get through the tie at 3-0, but to find ourselves at 3-2 is a big relief for us and everyone involved. 

“I’m not going to tell anyone who is playing. I’m the manager, I pick the team, and whoever I feel is ready and right for the game, I’ll play them.”


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