Follow Reid's Lead

ARGYLE’S Performance Manager John Harbin has enjoyed watching Reuben Reid develop from a follower to a leader during his time at the club so far.

Harbin joined the Greens in July of 2013, just as Reid was beginning his third spell at Home Park: a season-long loan that produced 21 goals and established the striker as one of Sky Bet League 2’s most dangerous frontmen.

John is tasked with maintaining each player’s physical and psychological well-being to give them every chance of succeeding on the field, and he believes that the 26-year-old has now progressed through more trying times to take on a leadership role within the dressing room.

“I have got a lot of time for Reuben,” said Harbin. “He went though difficult patches since I have been at the club and has been called one or two things, but he has not listened.

“He has put the cotton wool in his ears, got on and worked hard, and he is getting his rewards, and I think there are more rewards to come for him.

“Reuben just fits in, that is his nature. To be honest, it does give them (the rest of the team) security in their minds that there is somebody up front who can put it away.

"When I first came to the club he was probably a bit of a follower, but I have got to say now that you would brand him as a leader."