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STAGS SIGN LOUIS REED FROM SWINDON
27th January 2023 23:51


Mansfield land highly rated midfielder
mansfieldtown.net, Sun 15 Jan 2023

Mansfield Town are delighted to announce the signing of midfielder Louis Reed from Swindon Town for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old has penned an 18-month contract at the club.

An Academy graduate at Sheffield United, Stags’ manager Nigel Clough gave Louis his first team debut aged just 16 in 2014.

After four years at Bramall Lane, the playmaker joined Peterborough. Louis enjoyed three seasons at the Posh, making 69 league appearances in Sky Bet League One.

The midfielder joined Swindon Town in the summer of 2021. Louis was voted the Robins’ Player of the Season for 2021/22 by his teammates.

Making 67 appearances and scoring five times, Reed joins the Stags following a successful 18 months in Wiltshire.

Manager Nigel Clough said: “We’re extremely pleased that we’ve managed to sign Louis.

https://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/2023/january/mansfield-land-highly-rated-midfielder/

“He’s a player who we gave his debut to at 16 years old at Sheffield United and someone who we’ve maintained an interest in in the past few years.

“After losing Anthony Hartigan for the rest of the season, Louis comes in as a direct replacement.

“He’s a good footballer who knows his position on the pitch. He was one of the best midfielders in League Two last season and has experience in the league above as well.”

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New Mansfield Town signing Louis Reed from Swindon Town is like a ‘young John McGovern’ says boss Nigel Clough
chad.co.uk, By John Lomas, Tues 17 Jan 2023

Mansfield Town boss Nigel Clough admitted he was excited by reuniting with midfield ace Louis Reed and likened him to a 'young John McGovern' - Forest’s legendary European Cup-winning captain.

The 25-year-old joined for an undisclosed fee from Swindon Town and Clough said: “He is someone we know from Sheffield United many years ago. We gave him his debut against Rotherham at 16 years old.

“We always liked him. He played against Spurs in the League Cup semi-final.

“He reminded us of a very young John McGovern in the way he went about his job. John was obviously far superior in everything, but like John, Louis does everything properly. He passes properly, he tackles properly.

https://www.chad.co.uk/sport/football/new-mansfield-town-signing-louis-reed-from-swindon-town-is-like-a-young-john-mcgovern-says-boss-nigel-clough-3990408

“John would do the right thing for 90 minutes, irrespective of the score or position of the game - he was a master at it. And I think Louis Reed is in that mould.

“He is a good player and he has gone on since then to play a lot of games for Swindon. He's played about 250 games and he's only 25. He brings us know-how and experience in that position. I think he will get us started.”

On his qualities, Clough added: “He doesn't move. He stays in the middle of the pitch and does his job from there.

“He is very, very good in that position. I think he is as good as anyone in the league in that position.

“We have kept an eye on him and we chased him over the last year or two but not quite been able to get him. So I am delighted we finally have.

“There was a bit of upheaval at Swindon and all of a sudden we got a call saying he might be available. We paid a small fee and I am thrilled and excited by his signing - as I am by all three signings this week.”

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Latest signing: Nigel Clough gets the best out of me
mansfieldtown.net, Mon 23 Jan 2023

Newest acquisition Louis Reed says Nigel Clough is a manager who gets the best out of him as he looks forward to playing under the boss who gave him his first team debut as a 16-year-old at Sheffield United.

The central midfielder recently joined Mansfield Town on an 18-month contract for an undisclosed fee from Swindon Town.

Reed was named the Robins’ player of the season by his teammates at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

Speaking at a news conference at RH Academy earlier this week about Nigel Clough, Louis said: “[He gave me my debut against] Rotherham at home. I think we won 1-0 with a penalty in the last minute. I’ve known him for a long time and he’s someone I enjoy working with.

“Every day he wants the best out of you. We can have a laugh when we need to but when it comes to the business side of things he’s someone I’ve admired for a long time.

https://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/2023/january/latest-signing-nigel-clough-gets-the-best-out-of-me/

“I’ve been in touch with the gaffer here for probably the last couple of years. We've had conversations here and there and then at Swindon they told me that I wasn't needed there anymore. As soon as that happened the manager got in touch and it went from there really.

“I want to be playing regular football so it seemed the right time to move away.”

The all-action midfielder completed his move from the Robins on 15 January and already settled well: “[It’s been] really enjoyable, [they’re a] great group of lads and obviously I’m meeting back up with the manager that I’ve worked with before.

“It’s been really good, [I’m] just disappointed that we didn't get to play on Saturday but I’m looking forward to this weekend [against Doncaster Rovers at One Call Stadium].

“The facilities are top notch. It’s nice only being 40 minutes from home as well. I’ve been really impressed with everything from the facilities to the pitches. Obviously we’ve struggled this week because the grass has been frozen but there is the astro turf as well. The chefs, the kit men, all of the staff and the players have been brilliant as well.”

When asked what we can expect from him on the pitch, the midfielder said: “[When I’m on the ball] I like to dictate play and the tempo of the game, getting moves started from back to front as well. I know I’m not the biggest but I do like to get stuck in and break up play if teams try to counterattack against us. I think I have a balance of both starting attacks and stopping the opposition as well.”

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New boy Louis Reed happy to link up again with first manager Nigel Clough at Mansfield Town
chad.co.uk, By John Lomas, Mon 23 Jan 2023

Midfield ace Louis Reed is delighted to be back working under Nigel Clough at Mansfield Town and inside his first week at the club believes he has already seen enough to know Stags have a great chance of glory this season.

Barnsley-based Reed moved to Mansfield from promotion rivals Swindon Town at the end of last week to sign for Clough, who gave him his debut as a 16-year-old at Sheffield United.

His hopes of a debut were dashed at the weekend when the trip to Northampton Town was postponed, but he said: “It's been a really enjoyable first week. They are a great group of lads.

“Obviously I am back with a manager I have worked with before and the only disappointment has been not being able to play on Saturday, so I am looking forward to the weekend.

read more at https://www.chad.co.uk/sport/football/new-boy-louis-reed-happy-to-link-up-again-with-first-manager-nigel-clough-at-mansfield-town-3998233

“The facilities here are top notch. It is nice only being 40 minutes away from home as well.

“It wasn't a factor in me coming here. It was more coming here to play football and it was the club itself. But being 40 minutes down the road was an added bonus for me. Everything kind of worked out nicely.

“I have been really impressed with everything here from the pitches down to the chefs, the kit room, all the staff, and the players have been brilliant as well.”

On his relationship with Clough, he said: “I have been in touch with the gaffer here for the last couple of years. We have had conversations here and there.

“Then it was just a case of Swindon telling me I wasn't needed any more. As soon as that happened the manager got in touch with me and it went from there really.

“I have known him for a long time and he is someone I really enjoy working with.

“It was a long time ago now - it's coming up to 10 years he gave me my debut. I was only 16 and it was against Rotherham at home. I think we won 1-0 with a last minute penalty so that was an added bonus.

“Every day he wants the best out of you. He can have a laugh when he needs to as well. But when it comes to the business side of things he is someone I have admired for a long time.

“He can definitely get the best out of me. Obviously he knows me and he knows my family. Man-management wise it is perfect. On the pitch he knows my strengths and I am hoping we are going to try to play to those.”

Reed was Swindon's Players' Plyer of the Year last season and he added: “It was a bit of a strange one to leave, but they have brought in some really good players there so it was increased competition for places and I just want to be playing regular football. It seemed the right time to move away.

“My season has been a bit up and down, in and out of the team in the last two or three months as they tried to rotate the team around.”

Reed was part of the Swindon squad that won 5-2 at the One Call Stadium in a thriller back in October which saw the visitors pull away after Hiram Boateng was sent off after 59 minutes.

“I came on as a sub for the last 25 minutes and I think it was just a really good game of football and two good footballing siudes going at each other,” he said. “I think the sending-off changed things a lot.”

Reed sees himself as a holding midfielder, but can play further forward in midfield too.

“At Swindon I was playing the holding midfielder role,” he said.

“When I first played under the manager here I think I played a bit further forward, but I have moved deeper and that is my strongest position and one I really enjoy playing. But if I am needed to play higher then I can do that as well. On the ball I like to dictate play and the tempo of the game. I like to get moves started from back to front.

“I know I am not the biggest, but I do like to get stuck in as well. I will try to break up play if teams try to counter-attack against us. I have a balance of both trying to start attacks and stopping the opposition as well”

He added: “My ambition here is promotion - it's as simple as that. Obviously Swindon are a team fighting for that as well, but having trained here this week I have seen it's something we are more than capable of.”

Stevenage and Leyton Orient have gone clear in the top two places and Reed said: “There have been a lot of shock results, almost to the point where anyone can go and beat anyone.

“You have got your two sides that are away from the rest of the pack, then everyone else is kind of around the same area. So it's going to be interesting and I think we can get the job done.”

Not all of the Mansfield squad were strangers on his arrival.

“I know Christy Pym, having spent two years at Peterborough with him, and I was at Sheffield United with Kieran Wallace under the manager,” he said.

“I also know George Maris a little bit from playing against him in academy football. We always seemed to come up against each other and have a good battle.”

Reed, who also had a season on loan at Chesterfield, now hopes to make his debut in front of the Stags' noisy home support having missed out with the Northampton postponement.

“It has given me that little bit of extra time to get to know everyone which will definitely come in handy,” he said. “Playing in front of the home crowd will be great. I was at the last home game and the fans were great throughout.”

And being from Barnsley, a debut against Yorkshire rivals Doncaster Rovers on Saturday would be one he would relish. “It is a game that, if I am playing in it, I will definitely be getting stuck into,” he smiled.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Louis Reed completes January move to Mansfield Town
swindontownfc.co.uk, Sun 15 Jan 2023

Swindon Town midfielder Louis Reed has today departed the club and joined Mansfield Town for an undisclosed fee, subject to EFL approval.

The 25-year-old, whose contract at SN1 was up this summer, heads to Field Mill where he will link up once again with Nigel Clough, who handed him his professional debut at Sheffield United when he was just 16.

Reed joined Swindon back in August 2021 from Peterborough United, and following an impressive debut season at the County Ground, was voted the club’s Players’ Player of the Year.

In total, he has racked up over 60 appearances in a Town shirt in all competitions, scoring three goals.

This season, he netted the winner from the spot as Swindon beat Barrow back in mid-December, a result that propelled The Robins up to fourth in the table.

https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2023/january/louis-reed-completes-january-move-to-mansfield-town/

He was also an ever-present in the club’s surge to the League Two play-offs last term, where they narrowly missed out on reaching the final.

The football club would like to take this opportunity to thank Louis for all his efforts during his time with us, and wish him all the very best for the future.

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Louis Reed leaves Swindon Town to sign for Mansfield Town
swindonadvertiser.co.uk, By Jonny Leighfield, Sun 15 Jan 2023

LOUIS Reed has left Swindon Town with immediate effect in order to join League Two rivals Mansfield Town for an undisclosed fee.

The midfielder's contract at the County Ground was due to expire in the summer, and with Reed refusing to sign a new deal, Swindon were forced to cash in on one of their star assets this month.

The 25-year-old agreed an 18-month contract at Mansfield and will play under Nigel Clough at Field Mill - the man who gave Reed his professional debut at Sheffield United aged 16.

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/23251729.louis-reed-leaves-swindon-town-sign-mansfield-town/

The Barnsley-born player was spotted at Mansfield's 1-1 draw at home to Crewe Alexandra on Saturday alongside his agent.

In a statement from the Stags, manager Nigel Clough said: “We’re extremely pleased that we’ve managed to sign Louis.

“He’s a player who we gave his debut to at 16 years old at Sheffield United and someone who we’ve maintained an interest in in the past few years.

“After losing Anthony Hartigan for the rest of the season, Louis comes in as a direct replacement."

On Twitter, Reed said: "Big thanks to everyone at Swindon for the last 18 months.

"One of my most enjoyable times in football. Didn’t work out how I’d have liked this season but want to wish you all the best for the future."

Reed joined Swindon back in August 2021 from Peterborough United, and following an impressive debut season at the County Ground, was voted the club’s Players’ Player of the Year.

In total, Reed played 67 times for Swindon and scored four goals with four assists to his name, many of which came last season as the Robins defied the majority of pre-season predictions to reach the League Two play-offs.

The 25-year-old's standard of performance dropped considerably this year, however, and he scored just one goal - a penalty which handed Swindon a 1-0 victory away at Barrow - while moving in and out of the team under former coach Scott Lindsey.

Reed's final appearance in a Swindon shirt involved playing 68 minutes of the club's 1-0 defeat away at Colchester United on New Year's Day.

In a statement from Swindon, the club said: "The football club would like to take this opportunity to thank Louis for all his efforts during his time with us, and wish him all the very best for the future."

Reed may return to the County Ground with the Stags on Good Friday - April 7 - when Swindon host Mansfield in League Two.

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Louis Reed @louissreed
New chapter begins and can’t wait to get started. Thanks for the messages, looking forward to the weekend
Big thanks to everyone at Swindon for the last 18 months. One of my most enjoyable times in football
didn’t work out how I’d have liked this season but want to wish you all the best for the future


John Radford @JRadfordMTFC
Very pleased with the business we’ve conducted so far in this window and delighted to welcome Louis to the club; another good player with a solid pedigree.
Welcome to Mansfield, Louis.
COYS!!!

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Louis Reed- What Can Mansfield Expect?
therealefl.co.uk, by Josh Green, January 15, 2023

Mansfield Town have completed the signing of midfielder Louis Reed from fellow promotion rivals Swindon Town for an undisclosed fee, but what can the stag’s fans expect?

On Sunday morning, Mansfield Town confirmed the addition of the 25-year-old as they looked to replace George Lapslie who moved onto Gillingham. The midfielder arrives from Swindon Town as the club chase promotion.

The Stags currently sit 9th in League Two, one point away from the play-off places. Meanwhile, Swindon currently sit 6th in the League Two table coming off the back of a five-nil thumping of Grimsby Town.

https://therealefl.co.uk/2023/01/15/louis-reed-what-can-mansfield-expect/

Since Louis joined Swindon in 2021, he has made 59 appearances for the Robins and been an instrumental figure in Swindon’s playoff campaign last season, despite it being unsuccessful. He contributed to seven goals in all competitions last year, with an absolute stunner coming in the defeat at Crewe in the first round of the FA Cup.

Reed joined Swindon after leaving Peterborough United in the summer of 2021, after spending three years at the club, he made 84 appearances for the club and made 11 goal contributions in that time, he attracted interest from Swindon, and they managed to agree his services on a free transfer.

Writers View...

Louis Reed is a sensational player, arguably the best player in the division last year. Settling in as Ben Garner number five. He has a wonderful range of passing allowing him to unlock defenses from deep. However, he never seemed to be Scott Lindsey’s favourite and was often dropped which led to him being sold.

Overall, I think this is a massive loss for Swindon, due to his quality and talent. In my opinion, he was Swindon’s player of the season last year and if you can find a system that suits him, he will be unplayable. A big loss for Swindon not only as a player but as a person as well as he was always friendly and happy to speak to fans.

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