Faith In The Forwards

JOHN Sheridan admits that Argyle’s lack of threat in front of goal this season concerns him, but has faith in his squad to allay his anxieties.

Successive League 2 defeats at Southend (1-0) and by Fleetwood at Home Park (2-0) means that Argyle are not only chasing their first point of the season at Cheltenham this Saturday, but also their first goal.

The Argyle manager said: “With the players I’ve got in and around the team in attacking areas, I’ve made it clear that I don’t think we’ve had enough chances at goal, and good attempts. I don’t think we’ve looked like scoring.

“It’s a big concern, but I’ve got faith in them. I have got to stay strong and believe in my players, because that is the only way forward.

“I have got to try to get that belief that we can score goals and start winning games. We’ve done a lot of training towards that this week and hopefully it will pay off on Saturday.

“I’ve never made excuses since I’ve been a manager and I don’t look for them. I work with what I’ve got and what I’ve got to deal with. 

“Hopefully, whoever I pick on Saturday will score me a goal and win us the game.

“I think I have got good enough players – we are just not performing. It’s down to the players. I definitely think we’re strong enough.”