REUBEN Reid thinks Argyle’s retention of the Football League status is “a massive achievement” but admitted he did not always think the Pilgrims could pull off their second successive great escape.Despite a 1-0 final-day defeat at Rochdale, Argyle’s resurgence since the January appointment of John Sheridan as manager proved just enough to avoid relegation from npower League 2.
Forward Reuben, who John brought in on loan from Yeovil soon after he arrived, has been an important part of that run of form.
“I’m buzzing and happy we’ve got the job done,” he said, after the game at Spotland.
“Obviously this club should nowhere near be in the position it is in. It’s a joke, really; almost embarrassing.
“But, from where we were 18 games ago, to get to where we are today is a massive achievement.
“If you look at the results recently, before today, we were in the top four or five [teams in the divisional form-table]. Credit to the gaffer – he’s brought players in and we’ve become a competent team.
“My first month was a joke, for me and the team. I really had a bad feeling about the situation because we weren’t playing well.
“But the gaffer kept ticking things over, kept giving the team his ideas.
“Thankfully, it’s come off because we’ve stayed in the league.”