Plymouth boss John Sheridan spoke of his disappointment that his struggling side did not pick up a much-needed three points against Accrington.

The goalless draw saw just Plymouth's second clean sheet in 24 matches but they could have won it had Stanley keeper Cameron Belford not used his trailing leg to keep out Reuben Reid's goal-bound effort in the second half.

The new Plymouth boss said: "At the end of the day we have kept a clean sheet and picked up a point. Jake (Cole) made a great save at the end. It looked in all the way but he's got there and ensured we have kept a clean sheet.

"I am disappointed that we have not won because we would have gone above them in the table but it was a stop-start kind of game.

"It was a frustrating first half because there was no urgency about us, and yet there has been in training. They (Accrington) have dictated the game and I was disappointed with the way we played.

"They will be happier with a point than us because it keeps the same distance between us.

"It feels a bit like a loss because we could have won, we had the better second half chances, but it's gone now. We go again and it makes next Saturday's game here against Dagenham & Redbridge a must-win game for us."

Stanley boss Leam Richardson said: "It was a good point seeing we were away from home but it was the least we deserved as we dominated the first half. We had to rejig and reshape because of injuries in the second half which did allow Plymouth back into the game a little bit, although we restricted them to playing long balls into our box.

"I still felt we could get something more form the game and we nearly did.

"I thought a point was the least we deserved. The team all played well, with the correct emphasis. We came down and got a result. We did not want to lose and the mind set was tremendous, both individually and collectively."