We're too reliant upon Banton for goals – Sheridan
RELEGATION-threatened Plymouth Argyle cannot continue to rely on only Jason Banton getting goals for them, manager John Sheridan has warned.
The on-loan Crystal Palace winger has netted four times in seven games for the Pilgrims.
Banton added to his tally when he scored in the 2-1 defeat by League Two leaders Gillingham at the Priestfield Stadium on Saturday.
The only other players to get on the scoresheet for Argyle since the start of February have been Conor Hourihane and Ronan Murray.
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Sheridan told Herald Sport: "We can't keep relying on Jason. He's a wideman. I would like one or two of my strikers to get some goals.
"I don't think they have had many attempts at goal. It's something I have got to think about."
Strikers Reuben Reid and Gozie Ugwu, on loan from Yeovil Town and Reading respectively, have yet to score for Argyle.
Reid has started eight games for the Pilgrims while Ugwu has made two starts and four substitute appearances.
Sheridan said: "I think Reuben has got to be doing a lot better. I was confident he would get goals when I brought him in but he hasn't scored.
"Our strikers need to be creating more chances to score goals."
Sheridan pointed to Gillingham's 12-goal striker Danny Kedwell as an example of what he was talking about.
Kedwell did not score against Argyle but still played his part in the Gills' win on Saturday.
Sheridan said: "I'm watching the lad Kedwell for them and, no disrespect to him he's not a great player, but he works his socks off.
"He plays to his strengths and leads the line very well. I thought he was a real handful.
"That's just with will and determination. We can learn from that. He works very hard and he played for the team.
"He was keeping possession and putting us on the back foot all day. It's something we need to do a lot better.
"We need to be more of a handful up front," added the Pilgrims' boss.
Argyle dropped to the bottom of the table after their defeat by Gillingham and Sheridan thought they had shown too much respect to their table-topping hosts.
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