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Talent scout – Reuben Reid

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Name – Reuben Reid
Age – 20
Position – Striker
Current Club – Rotherham United
Previous Clubs – Plymouth Argyle, Kidderminster (loan), Rochdale (loan), Torquay (loan), Wycombe (loan), Brentford (loan)

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Having been involved at a whole host of clubs Reuben Reid was already well travelled when he joined Rotherham United this summer.

The 20-year-old has been an instant hit with the Millers faithful finding the net numerous times already this season as they begin to claw back the 17 point deduction after they failed to meet the conditions of the Football League for exiting administration.

Reid had the chance to play professional cricket for Gloucestershire but turned down the chance to take up football and after trials with Manchester United and Crystal Palace he was offered a one-year professional contract with Plymouth Argyle in February 2006.

His debut as a professional footballer was to come later that season when Argyle took on Ipswich Town in the final game of the season. Reid was then loaned out for one month the following season to gain experience at Kidderminster Harriers. He arguably enjoyed some of his most successful goalscoring form whilst with the Harriers as he netted two goals in six appearances.

He returned to Plymouth after his loan spell to make a couple of appearances for the Devon club before being loaned out agian, this time to Manchester-based side Rochdale. Things did not go well for the young striker at Spotland and his loan deal was terminated by the Lancashire club and he was sent back to the wrath of then manager Ian Holloway: “They did not want him there anymore. It is internal and I will deal with it.”

Reid during his time at Argyle.

Reid during his time at Argyle.

After more short loan spells with Wycombe, Brentford and Torquay, where he scored six times in 28 appearances, Plymouth announced that they would not be renewing Reid’s contract at the end of the 2008 season.

Rotherham manager Mark Robins offered Reid a trial in the summer of 2008 and after impressing in pre-season he was handed a full contract by the Millers.

Strong and fast he proved a handful for defenders at the start of the League 2 campaign and he became a fans favourite after scoring the winning penalty against Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday in the Carling Cup.

Reid currently has five league goals to his name this season and is hoping to cement a place in Robins’ first team squad for the rest of the season.

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One Response

  1. I used to play against that lad down in Bristol

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