VIDEO: John Sheridan calls for consistency from Plymouth Argyle
MANAGER John Sheridan has called for consistency from Plymouth Argyle as they try to build on their first win of the League Two campaign.
The Pilgrims play Rochdale at Home Park tomorrow (3pm) after beating Cheltenham Town 3-1 at Whaddon Road last Saturday.
They led 3-0 by half-time against Cheltenham as they proved too hot to handle for their shell-shocked hosts.
However, Argyle had put in dismal displays in their previous two league games of the season, when they lost 1-0 away to Southend United and 2-0 at home to Fleetwood Town.
Sheridan believes his side can challenge for a play-off place this term but it will take a lot more performances like the one they produced in the victory over Cheltenham to achieve that target.
He said: “I’m sure it will give us a lift after the disappointment of the first two league games and the way we played.
“Everyone was a bit down, me included, because we expected to get off to a better start and better performances.
“It was a really good away win against Cheltenham, and the way we went about it and the way we played was the most pleasing thing for me.
“We just looked a different team and fully deserved the victory, but that’s what we have got to carry on now into the next few games.
“It’s no good just doing it every now and then.
“If we play like we did against Cheltenham for the majority of the season we will have a good chance of being where we want to be.”
There are exciting times ahead for Argyle with the prospect of a new grandstand being built as part of a wider £50 million redevelopment project at Higher Home Park.
However, Sheridan is only focused on the performance of his players and the results they get.
Sheridan said: “Obviously it’s brilliant for the club to get a new grandstand and the facilities which are going to be available when it is up.
“I’m just concentrating on the football side and getting results on the pitch. That’s all I’m looking at.
“The chairman (James Brent) has been very good with me. Whenever I need him he’s always there to help me.
“I feel as though when we have got everyone fit, and I have got my 14/15 players available, I think we look quite strong.”
Meanwhile, 18-year-old striker Matt Lecointe is set to have an operation next Tuesday to repair his torn cruciate knee ligaments.
Lecointe suffered the injury in a pre-season game away to Truro City last month and is set for a long spell on the sidelines.