Shez Calls For Reinforcements

JOHN Sheridan is looking outside of the current Pilgrims’ squad in an attempt to save Argyle’s lack of goals.

Their 0-0 home draw with Newport County AFC on Tuesday was the fifth time in their last seven, winless, league games that Argyle have failed to find the net. During that spell, they have slipped down from 12th place in League 2 to 19th.

Although the midweek point took them further away from the relegation zone, Sheridan said: “It’s another disappointing performance.

“No goals. It’s a big, big, big problem. I’m talking to one or two people now to try to get one or two people in because we need to score goals.

“[Newport] haven’t caused us many problems. Defensively, the system’s not too bad. We played alright. But it’s about hitting the back of the net.

“I keep repeating myself and people are getting sick of me because I keep saying it’s goals, goals, goals, so I need to try to sort it out.

“If I could get a couple of strikers in – if we could afford it – I probably would. The chairman and the board have told me that, if I want to bring someone in, there’s money there.

“The fans are touchy; I’m touchy; everyone’s touchy. Because we can’t score. It can’t go on much longer.

“[With] the chances we’ve created of late, we should be scoring goals, no matter who’s playing there. If you are a striker, you’re a striker.

“We need someone who is going to put it in the back of the net when you get that chance, that half-chance – and there were little half-chances tonight. That’s what strikers get paid for and why they are on the most money.

“Hopefully, I can bring a body in that can help us get the win that we are after. We need someone to come in and give us a lift.”