Biting At The Bit

REUBEN Reid is “biting at the bit” to help his former club’s fight to stay in the Football League.

The 24-year-old Yeovil striker begins a month’s loan on Saturday, when Accrington Stanley visit Home Park.

It is five and a half years since Reuben left Argyle for a career that has also seen him play for  Kidderminster, Torquay, Wycombe, Brentford, Rotherham, West Brom, Peterborough, Walsall and Oldham.

“He’s scored goals wherever he’s been,” said Pilgrims manager John Sheridan.

“He’s 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’ll have a very good player.

“That’s what I’m looking towards doing. He’s got the ability to score goals at this level and I’ve told him that, if he works hard, he’ll get his rewards.

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

“He’s the type of player I wanted. He’s got a little bit of experience and has done well at this level and the league above.

“I think he’ll be a good asset to what we’ve already got.”

Bristolian Reuben’s past association with Argyle, and his other Westcountry connections, helped smooth Friday’s move from Huish Park.

“He’s been at the club before; he knows the area; he doesn’t live too far, which is good for us,” said John

“It’s always easier to settle, knowing one or two players, and hemore or less knows what he’s coming to.

“But, first and foremost, he wanted to come as soon as we showed a bit of interest in him.”