Reid the Right Act

BOBBY Reid sought advice from a couple of former Pilgrims before coming to Home Park...

...and received glowing testimonies from the Argyle old boys. 

Yannick Bolasie and Joe Bryan both told Bristol City midfielder Bobby that he should take up Argyle manager John Sheridan’s request for a month’s loan which will see the 21-year-old available for the Pilgrims’ next six Sky Bet League 2 matches.

Bobby said: “The gaffer asked me, on Saturday, if I wanted to come and I spoke to Joe Bryan about the club, and Yannick Bolasie, and they said it was a good club. Joe said the fans were great and it’s a big pitch. So it was a no-brainer for me.”

John has targeted the play-offs as a minimum aim this season and Bobby buys straight into that ambition.

He said: “I want three points every week, and I want to be playing games, so hopefully I can contribute to the team pushing forward in the table.

“I’m a central midfielder, an in-the-hole kind of attacker. Creativity is one of my main strengths, I think, trying to get goals and assists, and contributing to good play.”

Bobby played more than 30 times last season for the League 1 Robins, who are his hometown club and who he joined as a young schoolboy.

“I’ve been there for a long time,” he said. “To go through the ranks there was quite pleasing. 

“We were at the bottom of the table for a while last season, but I enjoyed playing games and getting the experience so hopefully it will do me well for the future.”

Bobby has been out on loan a couple of times in the past and, anyway, is not in totally strange territory at Home Park as he knows new team-mates Jason Banton and his namesake Reuben.

“They can help me out,” he said. “I can’t wait to get ready to go.”