Reid Up to Speed

REUBEN Reid looked his usual, dangerous self in his first game back from injury against Wycombe Wanderers...

...and Derek Adams was not surprised to see his striker return to prominence so quickly. 

The forward has been battling injuries for the majority of this calendar year, and missed the start of pre-season following foot surgery, but after a absence of three games because of a hamstring problem, Reid scored and looked a real threat throughout Argyle’s 2-1 win at Adams Park last weekend. 

“He’s been working on the training field,” said Adams, “working with the team and getting his fitness from that point of view. 

“He’s been training well with the team, so I’m not surprised. He was behind schedule coming into pre-season, and we’ve been able to get him up to speed very quickly.”

Another Pilgrim side-lined with ailments this season is Josh Simpson, but Adams is confident that the midfielder will have made a full recovery by later this week, joined shortly after by Bolton Wanderers loanee Oscar Threlkeld.

“[Josh] will be back in full training Thursday,” said Derek. “We’re hopeful to have him back with the squad on Thursday. 

“Obviously he’s picked up injuries, and with the form of the team as well didn’t help him. He’s only been out for three games, so it’s not a long time. We’re hopeful we can get him back very quickly. 

As for Oscar, Derek said: “He’s just got a slight knock, so we’ll assess him over the next week or so. He won’t be available [for Saturday]. It’s just a thigh knock – he got it in training.”