Picking Up Bobby

JOHN Sheridan is keen to see Bobby Reid pick up where he left off for Argyle, after recapturing the midfielder on loan.

Reid was recalled by parent club Bristol City on November 12, following seven appearances for the Pilgrims that included a six-game unbeaten run. He also earned the adulation of the Home Park faithful with his enterprising performances in the middle of the park.

Sheridan will now be able to enlist the services of Bobby in Sky Bet League 2 games against York City, Northampton Town, Dagenham & Redbridge, Newport County and Oxford United. If Argyle are not a part of the FA Cup third round, Reid will also be available for the return fixture against York on January 3.

“I am very pleased. Obviously he did really well the first time he was here,” said John.

“I understand the reasons he went back. Steve (Cotterill) got one or two injuries and needed to call him back – and that is the gamble you take sometimes when you take a player on loan. There is always a chance that there is a recall, and Steve made that very clear when I first took him.

“I am very pleased to get him back, and hopefully he can carry on what he was doing before he left.

“He has that bit of cleverness and cockiness on the ball; he can get away from people over a 15 or 20 yard period, and he disturbs people. He has got that little bit of cuteness and confidence on the ball, which is a little bit different to what we have got.

“You will see that little pass in and around the penalty area, and that is what he will bring to us, which is what we need.”

Reid’s return came thanks to a quick piece of thinking on Sheridan’s part, going back to a familiar source in his search for loan signings before the deadline.

“I took a chance and rang Steve to ask if we could have him, obviously knowing that they were probably trying to get one or two players,” said Sheridan.

“Full credit to Steve, he said we could have him. It is for a month and he cannot play in the FA Cup, so really it is just straightforward and similar to what we had in the first situation.

“If he is here and playing regularly and winning games, hopefully everything will sort itself out and he will stay here, and Bristol will allow him to do that.

“He did really well, and that is probably one of the reasons Bristol City did bring him back. Hopefully we will just carry on doing what he was doing, because we were getting good results when he was here.”