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Sheridan: Win will give us hope

New Plymouth manager John Sheridan believes victory over Morecambe on Saturday can kick-start their battle for survival.

The former Chesterfield and Oldham boss replaced Carl Fletcher in the managerial hot seat this week, and is hoping the feel-good factor around his appointment this week can help inspire the Pilgrims to a vital three points.

"If we get three points on Saturday everyone's attitude will change," he said. "Winning football matches gives everyone a buzz and a lift and that is something we need to get quickly now.

"If we win games and win them quickly we'll turn the corner and have people in a positive manner thinking we can stay safe and that is all I'll be talking about.

"I think having a new manager is usually beneficial because when a new manager goes in (to a club) they usually get a positive result. I don't know why that is but I hope that works on Saturday."

After welcoming the Shrimps to Devon and travelling to Southend, two of Argyle's next three matches are also on home soil against Accrington and then Dagenham - a run of matches Sheridan believes can help them move from second-bottom in the Football League.

"I'll be looking at the next three or four games very strongly - they could be a big turning point in our season," he said.

"I have got a points tally in my head that I'd like to take from those games and I think we'll get it.

"It is a very evenly matched league and there is nothing stopping us going on a three or four-game winning streak and that is what I'll be telling the players."