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Exclusive Interview: Reuben Reid

League 2 Online caught up with Rotherham United’s Reuben Reid, ahead of their clash against Aldershot this weekend…

Reid in action against Wolves earlier in the season

Reid in action against Wolves earlier in the season

Q: How are you enjoying the season so far at Rotherham?

A: Yes I am, the season started off really well for us, especially with the cup games.

Q: How far do you think the current Rotherham side can go?

A: The current side/squad has a lot of potential. We have some young lads who are all really gifted, so we belive we can win games.

Q: Obviously it was hard with the -17 point deduction, how did the side mentally overcome that?

A: The points deduction was a massive blow even before the season started but we got back on zero pretty quick, so now the aim is to push on

Q: But your scoring a few goals, you must be happy with your form?

A: I’ve got seven for the season, but honestly feel I could and should have had a few more. But scoring whilst playing out in a wide position and not in my preferred central role is encouraging.

Q: The defeat to Shrewsbury was dissapointing, what did you make of the game, and did you deserve the two sendings off?

A: We went to Shrewsbury with a plan to stay compact and be solid, and for 45 mins it went really well. Obviously then with the first sending off it became a lot more difficult but you could say both the red cards were deserved.

Q: Looking ahead to Aldershot, a tough game against the side who finally beat Wycombe. Are you confident you can beat them?

A: If we play how we know we can play then we are more than capable of turning Aldershot over.  But they will have confidence after their win against Wycombe.

Reid during his short loan spell at Torquay two seasons ago

Reid during his short loan spell at Torquay two seasons ago

Q: How would you rate League 2 as a whole?A: League 2 has got a lot better. It is fast and furious, and very competitive at the moment.

Q: Who do you think will win the league, and get relegated?

A: I wouldn’t like to predict the outcomes for the season. Like is said, it’s a very competitive and there is still a long way to go.

Q: You’ve played in League 2 for Rochdale, Torquay, Wycombe and now Rotherham. Where have you most enjoyed playing?

A: I had a great time with Torquay and they had some great fans which I really appreciated. But now at Rotherham I’m really enjoying my football here and long may it continue!

Cheers Reuben, and good luck for the rest of the season from League 2 Online.


Wycombe finally lose

Aldershot Town

Aldershot Town stunned Peter Taylor’s Wycombe by finally ending their unbeaten start to the season. Kirk Hudson put the Hampshire side 2-0 up, with two strikes in the first half. Angelo Balanta pulled one back with a powerful header before Daniel Hylton restored Aldershots two-goal advantage. Matty Phillips ensured a nail-biting finish with a thunderous effort, but the Shots fully deserved their three points.

Peter Taylor told the clubs website: “Nobody would have dreamt we would go 18 games unbeaten.

“I don’t think anyone is going to go 18 games unbeaten again, we’re certainly not, but we need to make sure we go on some good runs between now and the end of the season.”

Elsewhere on a day of headlines, Darren Anderton scored Bournemouth’s winner against Chester. It was a fairytale finish to the 36-year old’s career, and gave the south-coast side a 1-0 win.

Shrewsbury moved up to 2nd with a hard-fought win against 9-man Rotherham. The Millers went into the game on the back of a dreadful run, but played well until Drewe Broughton was sent-off for a second bookable offence. Then keeper David Stockdale was given a straight red for bringing down Kevin McIntyre, and Grant Holt slotted the penalty in.

The games at Darlington and Accrington were both called off due to the weather.

Saturday Dec 6 Results:

Aldershot 3-2 Wycombe
Bournemouth 1-0 Chester
Bradford 1-1 Dag & Red
Exeter 2-1 Lincoln City
Gillingham 2-1 Chesterfield
Luton 3-1 Barnet
Macclesfield 1-1 Bury
Notts County 1-Morecambe
Port Vale 2-1 Grimsby
Shrewsbury 1-0 Rotherham

Spireites continue scoring streak

With a full set of mid-week games, League 2 threw up some interesting results.



Chesterfield went to third-placed Exeter and came away with a stunning 6-1 victory. Chesterfield went 1-0 up thanks to Jamie Winter thunderbolt from 25 yards out. Just before half-time they grabbed a second, Alan Goodall cutting inside and finishing well. Exeter pulled one back early in the second half, but a quick brace from veteran striker Jack Lester, plus goals from Jamie Ward and substitute Darren Currie saw the Spireites cruise to victory.

Elsewhere in the division, Chester City surprisingly overcame a lacklustre Brentford at the Deva. Ryan Lowe netted twice in a 3-0 victory for the underdogs. A late winner from Barry Conlon saw Bradford sneak a win over early-season pace setters Bury. Darlington beat Rotherham United 1-0 at the Don Valley stadium, while Shrewsbury went three games without a win, drawing 2-2 at home to Barnet.

League leaders Wycombe’s game at home to Macclesfield was abandoned after 23 minutes due to the bad weather, while Luton’s home fixture against Bournemouth suffered the same fate.

Tuesday Oct 28 Results:

Aldershot 1-0 Port Vale
Bradford 1-0 Bury
Chester 3-0 Brentford
Dag & Red 4-0 Grimsby
Exeter 1-6 Chesterfield
Lincoln City 2-0 Gillingham
Luton Town A-A Bournemouth
Morecambe 1-1 Accrington Stanley
Notts County 1-2 Rochdale
Rotherham 0-1 Darlington
Shrewsbury 2-2 Barnet
Wycombe A-A Macclesfield

Jack Lester netted twice for Chesterfield at St. James' Park