Mark Yates has made his second loan signing of the week with the arrival of 18yr old Reuben Reid from Plymouth Argyle on a one month loan. Like yesterdays signing, Paul Bignot, he will go straight into the side that entertain Grays Athletic on Saturday.
Gloucestershire born Reid has played just a handful of games for the Plymouth first team. He started the game at Coventry City last week and has made four other substitute appearances this season but now the Argyle manager, Ian Holloway, thinks that he needs a bit more match practise in competitive games because of the huge gap between playing regularly in the reserves and playing in first team games:
"I think there is too bigger gap between our reserves and the first-team. I want this young fella to go there and it is part of his education to blend in with their squad for four weeks and tell me if they are saying anything different to me.
It's about him, getting his confidence, getting some goals at the right level. I think he is a quick learner and he will get frustrated in our reserves, and frustration leads to bad play."
Before joining Argyle, Reid had trials with Manchester United and Crystal Palace as well as appearing for Gloucestershire's second XI in cricket.
He'll be wearing the number 23 shirt on Saturday.