Door Still Open

JOHN Sheridan’s success in bringing Bobby Reid back to Home Park may not be the only case of a familiar face re-joining the club this month.

After a fortnight of negotiating and hard work behind the scenes, the Argyle boss secured the services of the Bristol City midfielder until the end of the season.

“I am pleased to get Bobby back," said John. “I have been chasing him since he went back to Bristol. It was always 50/50 but I am glad to get him.

“It will be a big lift to everyone in and around the team. He did really well whilst he was here, and hopefully he will continue that now until the end of the season.”

January also saw Andy Kellett and Anthony O’Connor return to parent clubs Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers, respectively. Sheridan has made it clear on many occasions that he is doing all he can to bring the duo back to Home Park, but believes Kellett may be the more plausible deal to pull off.

On a potential move for Andy, John said: “I am hoping so. Whether it is this week or next week, we will try until we get a definite answer, and we have not had a definite answer.

“I know they have got a lot of injuries at Bolton. Andy is dying to come back. It is not my decision or Andy’s decision. It is Bolton’s decision.

“They have got a lot of injuries and I think they are trying to get one or two players in. Andy is back there and training there. He has had a scan on his injury and had an all-clear regarding that.

“We will try and work hard to get him back involved for Saturday. If not, I will have to look at other options.”

As for O’Connor: “I think the problem is that Blackburn obviously want a fee and want Anthony to go somewhere permanently, and Anthony does not want to do that," said John.

“He is another one that wants to be here and playing football. Both lads want to be here but like I have said before, it is not my decision."