James Brent backs squad rebuilding at Plymouth Argyle by John Sheridan
CHAIRMAN and owner James Brent has firmly backed the squad rebuilding which has been carried out at Plymouth Argyle by manager John Sheridan.
Brent believes there is plenty of individual talent among the players and that results will improve as they come together as a team.
Sheridan has made 10 signings since the end of last season when the Pilgrims narrowly avoided dropping out of the Football League.
Argyle have yet to produce consistently good performances this term but the chairman remains optimistic about the future.
Brent (pictured right) told Herald Sport: "I think the approach John is taking is absolutely first class.
"He has built a very good backroom staff around him and I trust his judgment on recruiting, training and developing high quality players.
"Clearly, the results have not been as any of us would have hoped, but it's a project.
"With 10 new players getting to know each other, hopefully as that stabilises things will improve."
Brent continued: "As someone who is still very new to football, I'm cautious to express views.
"To me, watching games, we seem to have a pretty good degree of individual talent on the pitch and, hopefully, that will develop and come together."
The second anniversary of Brent taking control of Argyle will be at the end of October.
Prior to rescuing the Pilgrims from administration, the north Devon-based businessman had no interest in football.
Brent admitted it had been a frustrating start to the season for Argyle.
They had won three and lost four of their seven League Two games before taking on Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park today (3pm).
Brent said: "I didn't use to understand the emotions that football fans went through.
"Now, when people ask me on a Friday whether I have got a good weekend ahead, I say, 'If Argyle win on Saturday it will be great and if they don't it will be dreadful'.
"I think when the team wins you feel the manager has done a great job.
"But when the team loses in a poor game you feel very responsible that 7,000-plus people have turned up."
Argyle have played four games at Home Park this season and the average attendance has been 7,397.
Brent said: "Given what the Argyle fans have been through, the crowds have held up incredibly well.
"I think people who do attend regularly can understand what John is doing and the building of the team.
"There is still a lot of excitement out there, but there has been some frustration that we have had a couple of setbacks."