OFFICIALLY, Reuben Reid is not a Pilgrim – although John Sheridan is hopeful that status will change.The centre-forward, who will turn 26 in the summer, is registered to Yeovil Town, but has spent the last season-and-a-half on loan at Home Park. He was an integral part of the effort to keep the club in the Football League in 2012-13, and his 20 goals this term has seen Argyle fighting it out at the more attractive end of the Sky Bet League 2 table.
The move to Argyle marked a return to the club Reuben first called home. His first professional contract was signed with the Pilgrims when he was just 17, and despite leaving in 2008, his heart remained in Devon.
Recently, Reuben said: "I love it here. Plymouth's the team I support, and it's a team I feel like I can give something to." Those words will please Argyle boss John Sheridan, who is hopeful that he can persuade Reuben to make Plymouth his permanent footballing home once again when his Yeovil contract expires in the coming weeks.
“I‘ve spoken to him and he seems happy here. I’ve made him aware I want to keep him,” said John.
“He’s done well this season; he should have done better in my eyes and scored more goals, but I think he has improved a lot. Whether that is down to my management I don’t know, but I’ve been on top of him. And if he stays I’ll keep on top of him – he knows what I am like.
“I think he needs that. I think he respects that and you can see the signs in his game of how he has come on.”