Reid Staying Put

JOHN Sheridan has eased fans’ worries by revealing that top scorer Reuben Reid cannot be recalled from his loan by parent club Yeovil Town.

Reid, who has 13 goals for Argyle this season, is on a season-long loan from the Glovers, but with Caolan Lavery being recalled by Sheffield Wednesday late last week, some fans started wondering if the same could happen to Reid. When asked if Yeovil would take Reuben back, Sheridan’s response was firm.  “No,” he said, “I’d be panicking if they could!”

Reid has had a series of different striking partners of late, but several players that have joined him in Argyle’s attack are unavailable against the Vale, for various reasons.

Tope Obadeyi, who started the game at Vale Park, has, like Lavery, returned to his parent club. Jason Banton, signed on a permanent basis last week and who was thrust straight into action against Southend on Saturday, is cup-tied.

Tyler Harvey, back at Argyle after a loan spell at Salisbury City, is ineligible as he was registered with Salisbury at the time of the initial tie.

The gaffer, characteristically, would not be drawn on who is likely to step in.

“Everyone is fit, we’ve got a couple who are cup tied but everyone wants to play,” said Shez. “I’ve got Rommy Boco, Nathan Thomas and Durrell Berry in line to start so we’ve got good players to come in and make an impact.”

Sheridan confirmed that Jake Cole will start ahead of Luke McCormick in the Pilgrims’ goal.