John Sheridan: Plymouth Argyle are 'more focused' for play-offs

John Sheridan
John Sheridan guided Oldham Athletic to the 2007 League One play-offs

Plymouth Argyle are "more focused" to make the play-offs than they were last season, says manager John Sheridan.

Argyle won just one of their last nine games last season as they fell from the final League Two play-off place to an eventual 10th-place finish.

With seven games left this season Argyle are two points clear in the final play-off place.

"We're more focused and determined to get in the play-offs this season," Sheridan told BBC Radio Devon.

"We've got a better team and we're in a better position than we were last season, if that stands us in good stead so be it."

Meanwhile, Sheridan says he has no concerns over the fitness of top-scorer Reuben Reid.

The 17-goal forward has needed injections in a foot injury he suffered in the

Argyle won just one of their next six games, with Reid failing to score in that time, but the former Yeovil frontman got two goals as Argyle ended the run with a

"He's still got the little niggles and he has his injections, but if I didn't feel he was fit to play I wouldn't be playing him," said Sheridan.

"He misses the odd day, he just needs to get his sharpness and hopefully the couple of goals he got last week will give him that confidence because we need him on the pitch."

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