'It is a squad effort,' says 28-year-old striker
Reuben Reid says he has no problem in playing the role of a ‘super-sub’ if needed, adding that he can have more influence on games late on.
Reid has come off the bench several times recently and scored crucial late goals against Blackpool, Yeovil Town, Mansfield Town and Morecambe.
“When I come on as a substitute the game is a lot more open,” said Reid. “When I start the game, I don't get past the threshold of 60 or 70 minutes so I'm not on the pitch really when the game is sort of open. Obviously, it’s nice to come on and affect the game and play a part in the lads getting the three points.”
It is unclear what starting eleven Paul Tisdale will field at Doncaster this Saturday and whether or not Reid will start the match. However, the 28-year-old striker says it is not about the players that start the match, or even the ones that get game-time, it is a whole squad effort and everybody players their part
“It's not about the players that start,” he said. “There’s 20 lads that have trained all week, people that don't even make the bench, they all play they're part. They were saving my shots all week getting us ready for this game, so the subs, everybody involved in training, it's all for everybody, and I guess you've just got to be ready for when it matters on the pitch, you've got to contribute however you see fit.”
Exeter City travel away to Doncaster on Saturday knowing three points will give their play-off ambitions a significant boost.
However, Doncaster are a formidable side, sitting top of League Two, so Reid and the rest of the Grecians will need to be at the top of their game to come away with something from the Keepmoat Stadium. Despite this, Reid has stated that the target is to win, not try and hold out for a point.
“We were told to get nine points out of three games and now we need six points out of the next two so we're on course at the moment,” he said.
The Grecians finish their season at home to Carlisle United on Saturday, May 6, with a 5.30pm kick-off. Tickets for this game can be purchased in advance, at a discounted rate, at the club reception, by phoning 01392 411 243 or visiting tickets.ecfc.co.uk.