DEREK Adams has piled the pressure on his Plymouth Argyle strikers ahead of tomorrow’s second round tie.

The Pilgrims head in to the Emirates FA Cup clash at home to Oxford United on the back of a 2-0 defeat at Shrewsbury Town in midweek.

Plymouth remained third from bottom in Sky Bet League One as a result.

Adams, whose side trailed 1-0 at the break, brought on former United striker Ryan Taylor at half-time to partner top-scorer Freddie Ladapo.

But the Pilgrims boss was less than impressed as his side did not click up front as he attempted to turn their fortunes around at the New Meadow.

Adams told the Plymouth Herald: “I don’t think that we did anything near enough in the final third.

“We put two strikers up the pitch and I didn’t see either of them have a shot at goal.

“I didn’t see (Graham) Carey have a shot at goal.

“I don’t see that it helped us the way we went in the second half.”

He added: “Maybe, in hindsight, we shouldn’t have gone there.

“But if I hadn’t gone there, and played the two up front when you are 1-0 down at half-time, then questions are asked.

“Well, I have tried it for 45 minutes and it hasn’t worked.”