Up To Bobby

ARGYLE manager John Sheridan has said that the continuation of Bristol City midfielder Bobby Reid’s Home Park career now depends on the player.

Bobby, 22, ended the third of his three-month emergency loan spell from Ashton Gate when he was substituted during the Pilgrims’ 0-0 Sky Bet League 2 draw at York.

John has spoken about taking Bobby on a further loan until the end of the season to City manager Steve Cotterill, who is happy for Bobby to remain a Pilgrim “…if Bobby’s happy to stay, obviously. I’ve had a chat with [Bobby] and he says he’ll go back and speak to Steve; then, hopefully, we’ll get a decision.

“Bobby’s been really good for us; it wasn’t one of his good games – that’s why I took him off. He’s been excellent for me.

“I want to keep Bobby; I’ve told Bobby I want to keep him – it’s down to Bobby now and we’ll just wait and see.”

John would also like to retain the services of Argyle’s other two loan stars: Blackburn’s Anthony O’Connor and Bolton’s Andy Kellett. He said: “I’ve spoken about Anthony and Andy – their clubs know I want to keep them; hopefully, I can.”

The Pilgrims’ gaffer is also keen to add a forward to his squad during the January transfer window following the stalemate at Bootham Crescent, maybe before Saturday’s visit to Southend United.

“I’m speaking to one or two clubs,” he said. “Hopefully we can try and get one in for next week. We’ve enquired about him; again, it’s just down to the club now.”

“I think we need one or two players to come in and give us a lift. Today’s performance gives me a selection problem; because of the way some of them played today, I might have to make one or two changes for the tough game at Southend.

“We’ve still got plenty of time to get where we want to be but we cannot go out with the manner of performance today for a team that is trying to get in the play-offs, or even out of the league.”