THE search for goals has been a constant niggle in the mind of everyone who has taken charge of a Plymouth Argyle side this season.
Jason Banton notched his fourth goal of a loan spell in the 2-1 defeat at Gillingham, but manager John Sheridan’s concern is that not enough goals are coming from the centre forward positions.
Reuben Reid is on loan at Home Park from Yeovil, but is yet to trouble the scorers in the eight games he has featured in since his return. His temporary boss needs this trend to end.
“I don’t know if he’s had an attempt at goal,” said Sheridan after the defeat in Kent, “He’s been around a long time; he’s 24; and he’s had a lot of clubs.
“I brought him and I was confident he would score goals. But he hasn’t scored. It’s something we’ve got to look at.
“We need to be creating, as forwards. We’re not creating opportunities to score goals.
“We can’t keep relying on a loan player who is a wideman. I’d like one or two of my strikers [to pitch in] and I don’t they’ve had many attempts at goal have they? It’s something I’ve got to think of.
“I was watching the lad [Danny] Kedwell for [Gillingham]. No disrespect, he’s not a great player, but he plays to his strengths. He works his absolute socks off and leads the line very well. I thought he was a real handful today. That’s just will and determination.
“He worked very hard and played for the team. He was keeping possession and putting us on the back foot all day.
“That’s something we need to do; we need to learn from that.”