Thanking Robins For Bobby

JOHN Sheridan has thanked Bristol City for allowing Bobby Reid to come out on loan to Home Park, and hopes to organise a similar deal in the future.

After making his debut in the Pilgrims’ loss to Accrington Stanley on September 27, Reid played in each game of Argyle’s six-game unbeaten league run that saw them rise to the play-off positions in Sky Bet League 2, ending with last Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Burton Albion.

The 21-year-old made a number of important contributions during his six weeks at the club, including creating the assist for Reuben Reid’s match-winning goal against Shrewsbury Town in October.

After being unavailable to play in the Greens’ last two fixtures as they were both in cup competitions, City boss Steve Cotterill decided to recall the midfielder to Ashton Gate last night.

Whilst John is disappointed to see the talented youngster leave, he thanked Cotterill for allowing Reid to gain some invaluable experience under his wing, and hopes some of his other midfielders will be able to step and emulate the playmaker’s performances.                                     

“We have known from day one (what) the circumstances (were),” said John. “Steve let me have him but I knew he could be recalled. Bristol City have picked up a couple of injuries, so Bobby will be involved.

“I found out last night, just after the game. I totally respect Steve’s decision, and I really appreciate that he let me have Bobby. 

“Steve wants him and I totally respect that. It gives an opportunity for lads who have not been playing as much, and gives them an opportunity to fill in his role.”

Sheridan has not ruled out the possibility of drafting in another temporary signing to help bolster his squad, and even thinks that a return to the Theatre of Greens for Bobby is not out of the question.
He said: “We will see what the situation is, where we lie, and I make that decision probably next week. 

“There is always that danger, and that is the way it is with loans. He did really well for me, and hopefully something in the future might happen if Bristol City agree. 

“He was really happy here and enjoying his football.”