STAGS SELL JAMIE REID TO STEVENAGE
Striker sold to Stevenage
mansfieldtown.net, Tues 13 July 2021
Mansfield Town have sold striker Jamie Reid to Sky Bet League Two side Stevenage for an undisclosed fee.
The 26-year-old made 45 appearances for the Stags in 2020/21, scoring seven times.
The club would like to place on record its thanks to Jamie for his endeavours and wishes him well for his future career.
mansfieldtown.net, Thursday 15th July 2021
On the departure of Reid, Nigel Clough said: “We had an opportunity to sign Rhys Oates, who we think gives us something a little different in our striking department.
“Jamie [Reid] hadn’t 100 percent settled. I had a good chat with him at the end of the season, and he was disappointed in some of his own performances.
“We loved his work-rate, but with the emergence of Ty [Sinclair] at the end of last season, we think they’re quite similar.
“We probably didn’t need them both, so it was an opportunity for Jamie to move on. I had a chat with him yesterday to wish him all the best.
“It’s a fresh start for him, and we’re more than aware that he has the ability to score a few goals for Stevenage.
“But, with bringing the strikers in that we have, someone had to make way. We’re not looking for another striker now. We have nice options up there.”
Jamie Reid could come back to haunt us admits Mansfield Town boss Nigel Clough
chad.co.uk, By John Lomas, Thursday 15th July 2021
Stags boss Nigel Clough has admitted allowing striker Jamie Reid to join League Two rivals Stevenage may come back to haunt him.
Reid scored seven times in 45 outings for Mansfield Town last season and has now gone to Stevenage for a nominal fee.
Clough said it would be no surprise to him if Reid proved a success there.
“It was a very difficult one as we liked Jamie a lot and we think he's a good player,” he said.
“But I think he just wasn't 100 per cent settled.
“I spoke to all the lads individually and he said he felt there was just something missing a little bit in his first season.
“When we had the chance to bring Rhys Oates in we spoke to Jamie and we thought it was best for him to have a new opportunity somewhere.
“But we are more than aware that he has the ability to come back and embarrass us and get a few goals for Stevenage. He is a good player and he could just click.”
He added: “There was also the emergence of Tyrese Sinclair to consider from last season. We think they are quite similar players and we want to give Tyrese a good crack at it.
“If we kept both it would probably put Tyrese down the pecking order a bit.
“I had a good chat to him on the phone yesterday and he goes with our very best wishes and on very good terms with everybody here. We thank him for his year and wish him all the best, now we move on.
“But don't be surprised if he gets a few goals at Stevenage.”
Jamie Reid signs for Stevenage
Stevenage Football Club has agreed terms with Mansfield Town for the transfer of striker Jamie Reid
Reid scored seven goals last season at the One Call Stadium. The 25-year-old made the move to the Stags from Torquay United in June 2020, after enjoying three prolific seasons scoring 78 goals in 144 appearances in the National League.
His remarkable goalscoring record earned him a move back into the Football League last summer, however a change of manager and a challenging season for Mansfield hindered the forward’s opportunities.
“I am delighted to get this done”, Jamie Reid said upon signing. “I had a chance to come here last season but for whatever reason I went in another direction. I now cannot wait to get started.”
“The Gaffer is passionate about what he wants, and I was impressed when I visited the training ground and he showed me how the squad are playing. I feel like I can be a part of that.”
Manager Alex Revell added, “Jamie is a player that we have had a strong interest in for over a year now and we are delighted to finally welcome him to the football club.”
“His power and pace mixed with his movement and goals not only make him a constant threat, but he fits into our player profile. He has a fantastic appetite to want to improve and to score goals. We are all excited to work with him to develop him into the player we believe he can become.”
“It is important that we grow as a group and move forward working together to achieve the success we all crave. Jamie is a fantastic addition to this talented group, and the players will welcome him into our family to help get him ready for the challenge ahead.”
Jamie Reid becomes Alex Revell’s seventh new signing of the summer and strengthens the squad’s attacking options. Reid joins up with the team at Bragbury End this week for pre-season, with supporters able to get a first glance of the new signing against Crystal Palace next week.