JOHN Sheridan was impressed with his side’s “workmanlike performance” in their 1-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town.Argyle arrived at Home Park desperate to bounce back from an unfortunate defeat against Accrington last week, and an end-to-end start to the game included a Reuben Reid header finding the far corner – only for the goal to be ruled out.
However, Reid could not be stopped from marking his return to the side with a goal; on 33 minutes, he got on the end of a clever cross from his namesake, loanee Bobby Reid, to head home the only goal of the game.
“It was a great goal,” said John. “I said before that he should be scoring more goals with his head, and he was in the right place.
“It is a good delivery from Bobby between the posts, and then it is a great little header from Reuben. It gives you that purpose to go on and take three points, which we did.”
Sheridan’s men withstood heavy pressure from the visitors in the second half, and the manager was delighted to see the determination in his side to see out the game and pick up the win.
“It was a really tough game for us, but I thought we worked our socks off to get the result in the end,” said Sheridan.
“The lads did the ugly things really well. They put us under pressure, but we really fought our socks off to get the three points, which was the most important thing. It was a really workmanlike performance.”
“We grafted, the work ethic was there, and sometimes those are the best results. It was important we got three points and we did, against a really good team.”