Keeping It Shut
ARGYLE’S 0-0 draw with AFC Wimbledon means that they have the leanest defence in the entire Sky Bet Football League – something John Sheridan is keen to maintain.
Coming off of three consecutive league wins and clean sheets, a midweek journey to the Cherry Red Records stadium may not have seemed the most ideal situation for the Greens to keep that run going, especially considering the hosts’ potent strike force of Adebayo Akinfenwa and Matt Tubbs.
However, Sheridan’s men produced yet another resolute defensive display to produce a goalless draw, and due to Exeter City recording a surprise 2-1 victory over Sky Bet League 2 leaders Wycombe Wanderers, The Greens’ goals against record of eight is now less than all the other 71 clubs playing in League 2, League 1 or the Championship.
“That is what I am pleased about,” said Sheridan, on the subject of keeping Wimbledon off the scoresheet. “They have got a good home record and have had some good results.
“They put the ball in the box, with the two lads up front scoring goals at this moment in time, so they are always a threat.
“Again, there is the good habit of keeping a clean sheet. You could see the desire to keep the ball out of the net.
“We keep clean sheets as a team. We work hard from the front and we try and make things difficult. They are all in it together.
“It is a good point, and we had to work hard for it.”