Reuben Reid: Plymouth Argyle striker could make start of season

By Brent PilnickBBC Sport
Reuben Reid
In February Reuben Reid scored the first hat-trick for Argyle against rivals Exeter City since 1929

Plymouth Argyle striker Reuben Reid is working hard to be fit for the start of the season, says manager Derek Adams.

The 26-year-old, who has been Argyle's leading scorer for the past two campaigns, missed the start of pre-season after undergoing foot surgery.

"The opportunity is there," Adams said when asked of Reid's chances of making the side for the start of the season.

"But he is two weeks behind the rest of the squad and it's getting him sharper and quicker and we'll try to do that."

Reid, who scored 41 goals across the last two seasons, played 25 minutes of Argyle's pre-season friendly at Bideford at the weekend.

"It was good for him and probably a morale boost as well," Adams told BBC Sport. "In the next week hopefully we can get some more minutes into him and he gets his fitness levels up.

"He's wanted to do well, he's got back quicker than we thought he was going to get back, and that's down to his attitude to getting back fit."

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