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Barnsley boss bemoans lack of cutting edge

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Barnsley boss Mark Robins bemoaned his side's lack of cutting edge in front of goal following the goalless draw in a rescheduled game at Plymouth.

Plymouth goalkeeper David Stockdale produced some fine saves, while both teams also hit the crossbar at Home Park.

"We could have won the game fairly comfortably. I think it was a game where we have not taken our chances. We created good chances," said Robins.

"They have hit the bar, and the post, we have hit bar in the first half and had countless one on ones with the goalkeeper and it's just a mixture of bad decision-making and decent goalkeeping.

"But we have got a point and it takes us on to 50. It seems as though we have been stuck on 49 and the 39s and 29s, so at least now we are in the 50s."


Paul Mariner



Plymouth boss Paul Mariner was pleased with his side's fighting spirit as they held on for the draw to earn a point towards their bid to avoid the drop.

"All points are useful and this one is no different. I will know how valuable it is on May 2," he said.

"I expect Mark (Robins) will say that David Stockdale has made some decent saves and he would be right but their keeper also had to make saves and I was proud of the way we played under a little bit of adversity.

"The team are showing great fighting spirit and that's what you need. They are all 100 per cent committed."

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