Plymouth Argyle money worries not to blame - Peter Reid

Peter Reid
Reid's side have lost to AFC Wimbledon and Rotherham in the league

Plymouth's financial problems are not responsible for their poor start to the season, insists boss Peter Reid.

The administration-hit Pilgrims have only taken one point from their opening three games, conceding seven goals.

"People score against you, strikers score against you, no financial worries score against you," said Reid.

"When you're out on the pitch it's you doing your job and I actually think it's a release playing football."

He added: "We've just got to get our there and concentrate on football so that's what we'll do."

Plymouth have been in administration since March, and both players and staff have recently agreed to defer their wages for a ninth successive month.

Reid said: "I think everybody, supporters, players, staff, everybody will be a lot more comfortable shall we say when the situation is sorted out.

"We can't make excuses. We're getting beaten and we need to improve.

"We've got to keep that belief, we need to keep on passing it, working hard when we haven't got it as there's no magic wand just hard work.

"We have got an inexperienced side who are learning all of the time and it just looks at the moment like if we get a goal against us we get a bit anxious and frustrated."

Reid's men will have the chance to pick up their first win of the campaign away at Gillingham on Saturday.