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Freeview: Reid on Northampton

24 February 2020

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Having come off the bench in consecutive weekends to earn Cheltenham three points, striker Reuben Reid is hoping he can play a part in doing so again on Tuesday night against one of his former managers.

The 31-year-old will line up for the Robins for the visit of Northampton Town on Tuesday evening at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

He scored the only goal of the game last weekend to earn three points against Mansfield Town after finding the net with a goal that mirrored his winner against Leyton Orient seven days before.

His header from a Ryan Broom cross ensured Michael Duff's men made it five straight home wins in 2020 against the Stags.

"With the history of the week before the minute the ball went out to Broomy I knew he was capable of putting a good ball in. He has got that ability and that quality to do that," Reid said.

"I just made the box and thankfully the ball was there to attack again as it was the week before. It was a nice feeling for that to go in."

The powerful forward spent the final few months of the 2005/06 season on loan at Torquay United from Plymouth Argyle where Northampton manager Keith Curle was in charge.

He netted two times against Stockport County and Walsall in seven appearances for the Gulls as he helped Curle's team avoid relegation out of the Football League, with Oxford United and Rushden & Diamonds ultimately falling through the trap door instead. 

"Torquay were a struggling team facing relegation and we made some signings," Reid continued. "I had a good couple of months under Keith and it was enjoyable - another good learning curve in my career.

"He has his style and his way of football. That wasn't too apparent back then when I was playing under him but I think as his managerial career has progressed his teams have a very set way of playing.

"You know it's a Keith Curle team when you play them. He's been a successful manager. He will be demanding a lot from his boys."

See the full interview with Reid above on iFollow.

You can buy tickets for Tuesday's match online, while the ticket office is also open from 10am on the day of the game. 


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