A LEANER and fitter Reuben Reid is eager to further improve on a record-breaking season for Argyle this season's new campaign.
The striker certainly considers himself to be back at home since signing permanently for the Greens from Yeovil after his 21-goal season-long 2013-14 loan with the Pilgrims.
In an effort to become even more of a threat for the Greens, last season’s top scorer has been working extremely hard to get fitter and stronger for the new season, and believes he is in a better place – physically and mentally – than any other point in his career.
Reuben, 26, said: “It has taken a lot of hard work and sacrifice - not that I like talking about it because I like my food!
“I have stopped eating a lot, and I trained quite hard in the summer. Even when I was on holiday, I was in the gym training in the heat.
“Basically, I am just trying to give myself the best possible chance, trying to improve on last year, and hopefully getting to where I want to be fitness-wise. Then, hopefully, the football can take care of itself.
“Now I have trained myself and decided that I want to be an athlete who plays football, and at peak fitness. When you go on the pitch, you can have an advantage over the other players if you are quicker and stronger.”
Reuben will continues his build-up to the new campaign at Home Park on Wednesday evening, when Argyle face his former club in their final home pre-season friendly before the Sky Bet League 2 campaign kicks off on August 9.