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Yeovil Town striker Reuben Reid could easily extend Plymouth Argyle loan stay

By Western Gazette - Yeovil  |  Posted: February 01, 2013

Reuben Reid. Photo by Mike Kunz

Reuben Reid. Photo by Mike Kunz

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Striker Reuben Reid could stay at Plymouth Argyle for longer than an initial month after it was suggested the loan could be extended.

Reid has struggled to establish himself at Huish Park since he joined the club from Oldham Athletic in the summer, scoring four goals in 20 appearances, most of which have been as a substitute.

The striker’s last appearance for the Glovers came as a replacement during Yeovil’s 3-0 win over Leyton Orient on New Year’s Day.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson said Reid’s lack of first-team action was the reason behind his temporary move to Plymouth, where he began his career in 2005.

Asked whether the loan could be for longer than an initial month, Johnson said: “Yes, all loans are a bit like that anyway. He hadn’t been getting many games with us and obviously a player doesn’t want to train all week and not get a game at the end of it.

“There were a couple of bits of interest in him but he chose to go to Plymouth where he knows them well, and I think he’ll be happy there.”

Reid’s first game since his return to Plymouth came in Saturday’s goal-less draw against Accrington Stanley, and the 24-year-old said the opportunity to join the Devon club where he turned professional happened quickly.

He said: “I got a call from Gary Johnson on Thursday night saying that Plymouth were interested in taking me on loan for a month and I jumped at the chance.

“I travelled down that night, got in the hotel, had one training session with the lads on Friday and played on Saturday. It was all very quick. It’s a good feeling to be back. It’s a club and a city I know and that can only help my football.

“Plymouth has always been one of the first results I look out for because it’s where I got my chance to play professional football. It’s unfortunate what has happened at the club, financially, but hopefully there are better times ahead. There are still a lot of games to go, and a lot of points to play for, this season. Hopefully, we will be all right.”

Plymouth manager John Sheridan believes that Reid Reid’s ability could help them pick up some crucial wins at this stage of the season.

He said: “He has been at the club before, he knows the area and he doesn’t live too far away, which is good for us. But, first and foremost, he wanted to come as soon as we showed a bit of interest in him.

“I’m very pleased. He’s the type of player I wanted. He has got a little bit of experience and has done well at this level and the league above. I think he will be a good asset to what we have already got. He has scored goals wherever he has been.

“He has probably had too many clubs for someone his age, but I know what he can do and, if I can get that out of him, I think we will have a very good player. That’s what I’m looking towards doing. He has got the ability to score goals at this level and I have told him that, if he works hard, he will get his rewards.

“He’s biting at the bit to get a few games and, hopefully, he will get us one or two goals and one or two wins.”

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