Football - Sheridan worried by goal-shy Argyle

Plymouth manager John Sheridan admitted his team's lack of firepower was causing him concern after they went down 2-0 to Chesterfield in an incident-packed game at the Proact Stadium.

PA Sport Report

Reuben Reid missed a penalty for Plymouth after Chesterfield were reduced to 10 men when Matty Brown was sent off after putting the home side ahead on his Football League debut.

A Marc Richards spot-kick put Chesterfield 2-0 up after Conor Hourihane handled but Plymouth had chances to get back in the game only to find Tommy Lee in superb form.

He saved Reid's 64th minute penalty and made two other brilliant saves but Sheridan felt his team should have got something from the game.

"I don't think we deserved to lose the game but the biggest problem is the lack of goals," he said. "Are we hungry enough to score goals, do we work hard enough to score?

"I see balls going in the box and we are not on the front foot anticipating which is what you have to do in the penalty area. Everyone is waiting until it comes to them.

"I thought we were excellent in the first half but we gave two poor goals away and that gives you a mountain to climb. But we responded well and even at 2-0 down I said to the lads 'we can get back if you believe' and if we had scored the penalty, it's a different game.

"But in the second half we gave the ball away cheaply and because we missed the penalty we went flat."

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