Finding The Finish

REUBEN REID admits Argyle will have to find their goalscoring touch soon if they are to become a force in League 2 this season.

The Pilgrims suffered a second successive defeat at Scunthorpe on Saturday, when Etienne Esajas’ 62nd-minute goal gave the home side a 1-0 win.

Although Argyle put on a much better show than in the previous 3-0 home loss to Wycombe, they could not turn their possession and opportunities into goals.

“It’s got to change quickly if we are going to progress in the league,” said Reuben.

“We’ve had a lot of possession in the final third but we have failed to create goalscoring chances, in my opinion.

“It was a much improved performance but, at the end of the day, we have not scored again. We played a lot better, got in the final third, and had good possession in the final third, but we’re just not doing the final bit for the strikers, or whoever.

“You don’t have to be a striker to score. [It could be] one of the oncoming midfielders or wingers – ‘Go on – there you go: you’ve got a free shot.’

“It’s still early doors. We have got to find that consistency.”