WITH goals at a premium for Argyle, manager John Sheridan has admitted that Tyler Harvey’s current scoring form for the Pilgrims’ development side......is pushing the teenage striker closer to a first-team call.
Argyle are without a goal in pushing five hours of League 2 football as they go into Saturday’s Devon Expressway Derby at Exeter, with last weekend’s 0-0 home draw against Accrington following a 1-0 defeat at Scunthorpe.
Harvey, 18, was twice on target in Tuesday’s 3-0 St Luke’s Challenge Cup tie at non-league Bideford, following his winner in the Under-21 Premier League Cup at Bournemouth and four goals in the previous four development games.
“It was a good result,” said John, of the St Luke’s match. “Tyler scored two, and to win 3-0 is always good, but I’ve got to be careful I don’t get too carried away when we beat Bideford. No disrespect to Bideford.
“We’ve come back with one point from the last two [league] games when we should have had six. The biggest problem is that we’re not scoring goals. We’ve created chances in the last two games, definitely.
“I can say we should have had five more points and we’d be in a healthy position, but we’re not, so I don’t want to keep looking back. I’ve got to concentrate on the next game.
“We need to score goals, so whoever is scoring goals at the moment – and Tyler’s one of them – has got a chance of being heavily involved in the game.
“But he’s a young kid. Do I put that pressure and belief in him? That’s my decision. But he’s not doing any harm because he’s the only one who is scoring goals, no matter what game it is.”