WHILE midfielder Bobby Reid has caught the eye during his loan spell from Bristol City, Argyle manager John Sheridan reckons another member of the Pilgrims’ engine-room deserves praise.
The gaffer believes the impact made by Lee Cox in recent weeks has been vital, not only to Argyle’s promotion ambitions, but also to Bobby’s performances.
“He’s probably been our best player,” said John, of the 24-year-old former Swindon man. “I think he’s picked up and his game has picked up, and I’ve told him that. I thought he was outstanding on against Oxford Sunday; he did very well at Northampton; and against Dagenham; I thought he was probably our best player at Newport.”
Both players will be looking to take their form into Saturday’s long-haul Sky Bet League 2 trip to York City.
“Coxy does the things that Bobby doesn’t do and he does the things that allow Bobby to do the things he wants to do,” said John.
“They are different players: you want Bobby in a more attacking role and he can cause problems with what he’s got; Coxy just does the so-called ugly things and he’s doing them really well at the moment – picking up second balls and starting us playing again. For the last three or four weeks, he’s done that really well.
“He has settled in the team now; he feels as if he’s going to be playing, which is a good thing. He’s done really well.”