1st September 2014
MARVIN Morgan is worried that Reuben Reid’s sparkling start to the season might see him prised away from Home Park before Monday’s transfer-window shuts.Reuben netted the Pilgrims’ second in their 2-0 Sky Bet League 2 victory over Southend United at Home Park to take his tally to the season to five goals in six matches.
On top of the 21 he scored in Argyle’s 2013-14 campaign, that means the 26-year-old is netting at the rate of not far off a goal every other game.
Marvin, who partnered Reuben up front against the Shrimpers, knows how prized such a gift is.
“I believe there could be someone come in for him during this window,” he said. “If a team in a higher league is struggling for goals and they look at him, they think: ‘He’s scoring goals; he looks comfortable’. If a massive offer comes in, the club would have to accept it.
“You can see teams in the Championship and League 1 not scoring goals already and want to go for it. How much do you value goals?
“I hope it doesn’t happen because we need him to carry on scoring goals. Hopefully, we can keep our assets because, if you lose Rubes, you’ve got no time to sign anyone; hopefully, we can keep him in this window and in January. We could lose him at the end of the season, but if he gets you promoted, you don’t really care then.”
Marvin, 31, has no doubts that Reuben’s flying start to the campaign is down to his team-mate’s disciplined approach to a close-season fitness regime.
“He’s an ox; he’s very, very strong – you don’t want to go shoulder to shoulder with him,” said Marvin. “He came back in better shape than he left – that tells you everything about his attitude, and it can push on other people.”