Argyle boss Peter Reid wants defensive improvement

Jake Cole
Jake Cole started in goal for Argyle in their 2-1 defeat at Burton Albion

Plymouth Argyle manager Peter Reid has called on his defence to improve after the Pilgrims suffered their fifth successive League Two defeat.

Argyle went down 2-1 at Burton Albion days after players threatened to go on strike if they were not paid by the club's administrators.

"We've got to learn to get a clean sheet," Reid told BBC Radio Devon.

"I wasn't pleased with some of our tackling and some of our body strength in tackles."

And the former Sunderland and Leeds United boss was unhappy with the two goals that his side conceded: "He's got on the end of a flick on and he's smashed it into the net," he said of Justin Richards' opener.

"To concede a goal off a long throw is so disappointing," Reid added in reaction to Calvin Zola doubling the lead from close range.