Sheridan: Win will give us hope

Sheridan: Win will give us hope

Published Jan. 10, 2013 7:15 a.m. ET

Julien Faubert is desperate to return to Ligue 1 and claims four clubs have expressed an interest in signing him.

The former West Ham player has been released from his contract with Turkish side Elazigspor after only six months and is currently training with his former club Bordeaux to maintain his fitness.

The 29-year-old told L'Equipe: "I have always wanted to return, even after it did not happen last summer. I love Ligue 1.

"I have had contact with four clubs. No matter the prestige of the club, my priority is to play in France.


"I asked Girondins (de Bordeaux) to allow me to train with them, to keep the weight off and allow me to enjoy playing football, and they kindly accepted."

After starting his career at Cannes, Faubert spent three seasons with Bordeaux and went on to make over 100 appearances for the Hammers, a spell which included a short loan with Real Madrid.

He won one international cap in 2006, scoring a last-minute winner in a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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."