Argyle boss Fletcher backs strikers to come good

Carl Fletcher
Fletcher will hope Argyle can improve on their record of one goal in their last seven League Two matches

Plymouth Argyle caretaker manager Carl Fletcher says he is backing his club's strikers to find their form.

Defender Will Atkinson has two of Argyle's three league goals with Fletcher himself getting the other.

"We've got good strikers here," Fletcher told BBC Radio Devon when asked if he would continue Peter Reid's search for a new forward.

Plymouth's only experienced striker is Warren Feeney, who has not scored a goal since November 2010.

The club also have also used teenagers Matt Lecointe and Tom Hitchcock up front this season.

"At the minute all my focus is on them, because they're good players and I know they're good players," Fletcher added.

"When you're a player sometimes things go for you, sometimes they don't.

"But there's a saying that a lot of people say, that form is temporary, class is permanent," Fletcher said.

The former Wales international, who was named Argyle caretaker boss on Monday, confirmed that he would be stepping down as Argyle captain, but would not disclose who would take over the role.

And he says he has been relishing his new position.

"It's been hectic, but enjoyable.

"Mentally it's very demanding. Myself and Ro (assistant Romain Larrieu) are both new to this and we're learning as we go.

"Each day we're learning something new to make our lives easier so hopefully as things go on it should get easier.

"You're not going to change things overnight so I think, as Plymouth Argyle as a club, it's a work in progress, but their attitude has been spot on," Fletcher added.

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