Manager John Sheridan believes the goals will come for shot-shy Plymouth Argyle
MANAGER John Sheridan has faith in his shot-shy Plymouth Argyle players to start getting on the goal trail.
The Pilgrims have not scored in either of their first couple of games in League Two this season and have even struggled to create chances.
Argyle opened their campaign with a 1-0 defeat away to Southend United on August 3 and then lost 2-0 to Fleetwood Town at Home Park last Saturday.
Those results leave the Pilgrims as one of only three teams in the division without a point to their name.
Argyle will try to put some goals and points on the board when they take on Cheltenham Town at Whaddon Road tomorrow (3pm).
Sheridan, asked about his team's lack of scoring chances in the first two league games, told Herald Sport: "It's a big concern.
"With the players I have got in and around my team in attacking areas, I don't think we have had enough good attempts at goal.
"It's a big concern because goals are going to win you football matches and, at this moment in time, we don't look like we are going to score, but I have got faith in them.
"I'm going to stay strong and believe in my players. I think that's the only way forward.
"We have done a lot in training towards that this week and, hopefully, it will pay off on Saturday."
Sheridan added attacking players such as Marvin Morgan, Reuben Reid, Lewis Alessandra and Rommy Boco to his squad over the summer.
So far, the only one of those to get on the scoresheet has been Alessandra, who netted twice in the 3-2 extra-time defeat at Birmingham City in the League Cup first round.
When asked whether he needed to recruit another striker to try to solve the lack of goals, Sheridan replied: "I know the circumstances regarding the budget, and what have you.
"I have never made excuses since I have been a manager and I don't look for them. I work with what I have got and what I have got to deal with.
"When you are losing games you have got to look at yourself, be strong and just get on with it. I think I have got good enough players here already."
However, Sheridan added: "We are always looking for players and if they become available the chairman (James Brent), chief exec (Martyn Starnes) and Jason Turner (Argyle's general manager) are all willing to help.
"If I feel it's right and we need to bring someone in I'm sure the support will be there."