What Might Have Been

REUBEN Reid missed out on Argyle’s unsuccessful Accrington assault, leaving the Green Army to reflect on what might have been if the Pilgrims’ leading had been fit.

The home side claimed all three Sky Bet League 2 points through Kal Naismith’s early first-half strike, but Argyle – who were also without centre-back Peter Hartley – went on the offensive for the rest of the match, without being able to break Stanley down.

Manager John Sheridan said: “I think, if [Reuben] played today, the way he has been playing this season, he would have had a bit of joy and caused them problems.

“The game just came a bit early after their knocks last week. Hopefully another few days’ rest and a bit of treatment and they will both be back for next week. They are improving.

“Reuben’s not here so I have got to think about the players who’ve played and we’ve had enough opportunities and enough possession to have won the game, but we haven’t.

“Sometimes it’s easier to say the better team won but it wasn’t today, and we’re making life difficult for ourselves. We should be higher up the table.”