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Bittersweet for Reid

20 March 2014

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REUBEN Reid was as concerned about his strike partner Lewis Alessandra’s injury after the Pilgrims’ 2-1 victory over Chesterfield than he was in celebrating his goals.

Lewi laid on Reuben’s first-half opener at Home Park as Argyle climbed into the Sky Bet League 2 play-off positions with the win over the league leaders.

However, he had given way to a hamstring injury by the time Reuben netted the winner just before the hour mark, following Ritchie Humphreys’ leveller two minutes earlier.

“The only thing disappointing about tonight is we are going to miss Lewi for a bit now,” said Reuben. “He said he felt his hamstring go and it’s not a little tweak, either.

“That’s going to be a massive blow but we have got the squad for people to come in. Hopefully, they can do the job he was doing because he was starting to tick over really nicely.

“He’s been a spark for us with his energy. No-one really comments about how hard he works for the team. Forget what he does on the ball, just his endeavour and the way he runs around in games is good for us.

“Hopefully, whoever the gaffer picks to come in can come in and hit the ground running because he’s massive part to how we’ve done in the season.”

Lewi opened the door for Reuben to put the Pilgrims ahead in the 28th minute.

“He’s flipped it round the corner and I’ve gone in,” said Reuben. “I’ve actually taken a bad touch. I wanted to place it a bit more in front of me and then hit it across the ’keeper, but I’ve ended up hitting it on an awkward bounced and thankfully it’s gone in off the post. Maybe the bad touch helped me out.”

Reuben was, however, more pleased with his second goal in front of the Devonport End which began with goalkeeper Jake Cole’s throw.

“I’ve been waiting for that for a year from him!” he said. “It was a nice sidewinder from his hands. I took it out of the sky and it just sort of opened up.

“I was going to hit it early and then I thought ‘Hold on a minute, I’m going to take another touch’. It was a case of keeping my head down and hitting it in the corner. It was a nice feeling.”

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