Playing Their Part

ZAK Ansah and Jason Banton pressed their claims for a starting place when Argyle resume battle with Wycombe Wanderers in the Sky Bet League 2 play-off semi-final this week...

...but both men will trust manager John Sheridan to make the best decision for the Pilgrims.

Second-half substitutes Zak and Jason gave Argyle a foothold in the two-leg tie with a late long-range goal each in the final five minutes of Home Park’s first leg. They reduced Wycombe’s advantage to 3-2 after Wanderers had netted through Paul Hayes, Aaron Holloway and Steven Craig.

The two teams go again at Adams Park on Thursday, with a Wembley final against either Stevenage or Southend United for a place in League 1 at stake.

Zak said: “If it’s best for the team that I start, good; if I don’t start, hopefully I can come on and make an impact. The main thing is getting to Wembley and getting promoted.

Jason said: “Any footballer wants to be playing but the gaffer is going to assess their team and assess our team and look to put out the best team that he thinks is suitable to win that game. It might be a different team to today; it might be the same one.

“In a squad of 18-22 players, everyone has got to be ready for the call-up. I am sure that whoever he puts out against Wycombe, and the subs, will be ready to play their part.”