Two to Come

JOHN Sheridan is keeping tabs on the availability issues of two players who could help Argyle’s promotion push in the coming weeks: Reuben Reid and Olly Lee.

Speaking after the Greens’ 1-0 loss to Stevenage, where a late strike from Bruno Andrade left a bitter taste in the mouth of everyone concerned with the club, Sheridan was already looking to his team’s upcoming fixtures to bounce back from the narrow defeat.

Reuben Reid has been forced to sit out of the last two games since with a foot injury since his historic hat-trick against Exeter City, and has now seen the Pilgrims lose all three of the league games he has not played a part in this season. The boss will be keeping a close eye on his top scorer to see if he will be available for selection next week against Oxford United – or maybe even sooner.

“He is getting a little bit easier; we will just have to assess him and see how he is,” said John.

“We will see if he is fit for Saturday. Hopefully he can get himself ready and be involved, but obviously if he’s too sore, he’s too sore.

“He’s improving slightly. He just wasn’t ready for today so we will have to wait and see. The physio [Paul Atkinson] knows more than me, so he will just have to get a bit more treatment and we will see.”

After the Greens’ fixture on Saturday against Northampton Town, Olly Lee will have served his three match suspension for his red card against the Grecians last month. Sheridan fully expects the midfielder to return to the club on loan from Birmingham City and be a part of his first team plans from next week.

“He will be joining after Northampton,” said John. “His suspension is up after Northampton – that is his final game.”