Plymouth Argyle: John Sheridan admits his job is on the line

Plymouth Argyle boss John Sheridan has admitted his job is in jeopardy as his side's poor run of form continues.

Argyle, who lost 1-0 to 10-man Hartlepool on Saturday, have gone seven games without a win.

Argyle's recent form:

  • 14 Sept: Plymouth 0-3 Wycombe
  • 21 Sept: Scunthorpe 1-0 Plymouth
  • 28 Sept: Plymouth 0-0 Accrington
  • 5 Oct: Exeter 3-1 Plymouth
  • 8 Oct: Swindon 2-1 Plymouth
  • 12 Oct: Plymouth 1-1 Portsmouth
  • 19 Oct: Hartlepool 1-0 Plymouth

"I'm not stupid. It's a results business and I know I've got to start winning," he told BBC Radio Devon.

"If I don't then my job will be on the line and everyone will be questioning me. That's part and parcel of being a football manager."

Argyle are sitting in 19th place in the League Two table, two points above the relegation places, and have struggled for goals all season.

"If I'm not winning matches, then I expect pressure. I expect people to look at me because that's the nature of football," he said.

"I won't hide, I keep saying I'll work as hard as I can to get the results and turn things around for us.

"I probably do feel under pressure but I've got to stay positive and believe we can get out of the position we're in."

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I feel as if we're playing well enough to win football matches but we're not getting the results

Plymouth Argyle boss John Sheridan

Plymouth have scored only eight goals in 12 League Two fixtures, bottom-of-the-table Accrington Stanley are the only team with a worse goalscoring record, and it was a familiar tale at Victoria Park as a host of chances were created but not taken.

"We haven't played badly, we've totally dominated the game but we've lost 1-0," he added.

"I can't fault their effort and we made them work and kept the ball moving. We created so many really good chances - the game should have been over."

Hartlepool were down to 10 men after just 25 minutes following Jack Compton's dismissal for a dangerous tackle on Jamie Reckord.

"Even when they had 11, I thought we played well but I'm not looking for any excuses," said Sheridan.

"We created lots and lots of chances and the keeper has kept them in the game but we shouldn't concede to 10 men.

"It's poor, poor finishing on our part - we had 21 shots, but you expect us to have a lot of possession and create chances when they are down to 10 men for a long period.

"I feel as if we're playing well enough to win football matches but we're not getting the results - its about putting the ball in the back of the net."