Happy Homecoming

REUBEN Reid is enjoying his football more than ever ahead of facing former club Yeovil Town.

The 26 year-old enjoyed an extremely successful season-long at Home Park last campaign, scoring 21 goals in all competitions while on loan from the Glovers.

Whilst Reuben cannot put his finger on why things did not go to plan following his 2012 move from Oldham Athletic to Huish Park – and after he netted a hat-trick against Argyle during his first pre-season with the club – he is delighted to be gearing up for another successful season at the Theatre of Greens following his permanent move in the summer.

“I moved here for the better really, and I could not be happier," he said. "I am completely focused on Plymouth now.

“For whatever reason, in football things do not go the way you always want them to pan out.

“I have grown up a lot in a short space of time, and I have come to realise that happiness is what you really need, even if you are playing football, and I have never been happier in my footballing career than since I came back to Plymouth.”

Reuben, who turned 26 this month, will line up against his former team-mates from south Somerset on Wednesday night (kick-off 7.45pm) against Gary Johnson's team.

The match is Argyle’s last at Home Park before the new season begins, with their next home game being the Capital One Cup tie against Leyton Orient on Tuesday, August 12.

After naming more or less the same side to start the last two pre-season games against Torquay United and Swansea City, Argyle manager John Sheridan seems to edging closer to knowing his season's starting 11.

Whilst Deane Smalley, Dominic Blizzard and Matt Lecointe all missed the previous game with minor thigh issues, the likes of Nathan Thomas, Ben Purrington and River Allen will be keen for more chances to impress the gaffer.

The referee at Home Park will be Lee Swabey.