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Reid wants opening day double

2 August 2013

After victory over the Pilgrims on the first day of last season, Craig Reid wants to do it again with Blues.

Craig Reid is hoping to make it a double when it comes to opening day wins against Plymouth Argyle.

Reid was part of the Aldershot side that picked up a 2-0 win against Plymouth Argyle at Home Park on the opening day of the campaign last season.

And the striker, who joined on Thursday, wants to repeat that success with Blues when the Pilgrims visit Roots Hall on Saturday.

He said: “Aldershot actually started their season against Plymouth last year away from home and we got a really good 2-0 win.

“Plymouth are always a tough test, they are well organised and have got some very good players. I expect they will do a lot better than they did last season.

“It was be nice to get another opening day win against them this season too, especially in front of the home fans here at Roots Hall.”

Reid isn’t sure what part he’ll play in the game on Saturday having only been training with the squad for two days. But he says he’ll be ready for whatever the manager asks of him.

He added: “The manager probably already has his plans for how he’d like to start the game on Saturday.

‘I will only have had two training sessions by Saturday so he may decide to have me on the bench.

“If I am on the bench then hopefully I can come off at some stage and make an impact.

“I’m a typical number nine and I like to get on the end of chances in the box so if I get a chance on Saturday, hopefully I’ll take it. 

“I’m maybe a little bit behind in terms of fitness at the moment, but I’ve spoken with the manager and we’ve put a programme together for me to get up to speed.”

A full interview with Craig is available only on Blues Player for subscribers, but you can watch a short clip following Craig’s arrival at the club yesterday, on our official YouTube channel.
Get involved before, during and after the game on Saturday using #BLUESvPLY on Twitter.

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