Plymouth Argyle manager Derek Adams is optimistic about Reuben Reid’s chances of being fit for the start of the forthcoming season.
Reid, 26, featured for 25 minutes on Saturday during Plymouth’s latest friendly – a 3-1 win against Bideford – as he continues to recover from foot surgery which forced him to miss the start of pre-season training.
Reid has been Argyle’s top scorer in each of the past two campaigns, with 21 goals from 54 games in 2013-14 and 20 strikes from 49 appearances in 2014-15, and Adams says the former Yeovil Town striker will be buoyed by his return to action.
“It was good for him and probably a morale boost as well,” the former Ross County boss told the BBC.
“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.”
Reid, who also counts Rotherham United and West Bromwich Albion among his former clubs, was last in competitive action during an ill-fated League Two play-off campaign which saw Plymouth lose out to Wycombe Wanderers in the semi-finals.
Since that two-legged affair, John Sheridan has vacated the Home Park and new manager Adams has added Jake Jervis, Gary Sawyer, Gregg Wylde, Graham Carey and Josh Simpson to the squad, as well as promoting Callum Hall and Louis Rooney from the academy.
The Pilgrims will be hoping to return to League One and will undoubtedly eye a promotion push next season, with Reuben Reid set to play a pivotal part in their 2015/16 Sky Bet League Two campaign.
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