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Sheridan salutes rampant Reid

John Sheridan praised Reuben Reid following the 2-1 win over Chesterfield which edged Plymouth into the play-off places in League Two.

As so often this season top scorer Reid was the home side's hero, scoring both goals on the night.

Reid fired the hosts ahead in the 28th minute, sending an angled drive from the right past diving goalkeeper Tommy Lee and in off the far post.

Chesterfield responded with Ritchie Humphreys' 57th-minute strike from the left side of the area that deflected off Argyle midfielder Andres Gurrieri to send it past home keeper Jake Cole.

Reid restored Argyle's lead with a brilliant solo goal two minutes later, skipping between four defenders on the edge of the penalty area before rifling a 20-yard rising shot into the net.

Sheridan said: "Reuben was a threat. He could have probably had a hat-trick. But I don't want to single out just one player because we are all in this together and the team won us the match.

"It was a great result and great performance as well. I think we had a desire and work ethic just to get the three points we were after.

"I thought we were brilliant, we battled when we had to battle but created some good chances as well. We should have scored more goals, we were always lively on the break with pace and when we had to defend, we defended.

"There were one or two crosses that flew across our box but we have created plenty of opportunities and I thought we were well deserved winners.

"I thought we looked a fit team again, we never say die and we kept going until the end and we have done that a few times this season.

"I was disappointed that they equalised. We were playing too deep at the start of the second half.

"After Reuben scored a brilliant second we pushed up 10 or 15 yards and I think it helped us hell of a lot."