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STAGS SIGN JAMIE REID (FORMERLY OF TORQUAY)
30th June 2020 11:34


Stags capture talented striker
mansfieldtown.net, Tues 23 June 2020

Mansfield Town have won the race to sign 25-year-old striker Jamie Reid on a two-year contract.

The club have landed the signature of the sharpshooter, who scored 78 goals in 144 games for Torquay United in the past three seasons.

Reid, who began his career at Exeter City, set alight the National League South in 2018-19, when he bagged 31 goals in all competitions for Torquay in their title-winning season.

His goalscoring exploits continued with the Gulls last term, as he found the net 18 times in the National League.

“Jamie is an exciting prospect,” Stags’ boss Graham Coughlan told http://www.mansfieldtown.net. “He is young, fit and gives us great mobility.

https://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/2020/june/stags-capture-talented-striker/

“He knows where the net is and is a proven goalscorer.

“We have been tracking him for some time and he is a player who the fans will really take to. He is desperate for an opportunity at a higher level.

“He is someone who really fits into our DNA and as soon as we get going again, I’m sure he will be a player who can get our fans on the edge of their seats.”

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Reid told mansfieldtown.net:
“I had a couple of conversations with other teams. Obviously it’s really nice to get that sort of attraction, especially in the pandemic we are in. I wasn’t expecting any interest until late June or early July.
“When I heard Mansfield were interested, that was a massive attraction for me. It’s a big club with ambition and the set-up is absolutely brilliant.”

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twitter BBC Nottingham Sport @BBCRNS

Another new signing for #stags. Striker Jamie Reid arrives on a two-year deal, after being released by Torquay. He scored 19 goals for the National League side last season.

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twitter John Radford @JRadfordMTFC

Really pleased with our latest acquisition, 25-year-old striker Jamie Reid.
78 goals in 144 games for Torquay and eager to prove himself at a higher level.
Glad to be able to offer that platform and challenge to Jamie.
Welcome to the #Stags’ family.
COYS!!!

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twitter David Sharpe @DavidSharpe91

Delighted to welcome Jamie Reid to @mansfieldtownfc!! Great to have you with us Jamie!

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instagram jamiereid19
I Just want to say what an absolute pleasure its been playing for torquay the last few years, a club I'll always support and a place that will always be home. Thankyou to everyone involved with the club, thanks to the lads, staff and the fans for the love they showed me Even the not so good times.. it has shaped me into the player i am today, i wish you nothing but success in the future

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Torquay United sharpshooter Jamie Reid explains why Mansfield was right for him
'When I heard Mansfield were interested, that was a massive attraction for me. It’s a big club with ambition and the set-up is absolutely brilliant'

By Guy Henderson
https://www.devonlive.com/sport/football/football-news/torquay-united-sharpshooter-jamie-reid-4261965

Former Torquay United striker Jamie Reid has signed a two-year deal with League Two side Mansfield Town, who are managed by former Plymouth Argyle player and Bristol Rovers boss Graham Coughlan.
Reid, who left Planinmoor after the National League season was cancelled, turning down a new deal to stay with the Gulls, says he talked to ‘a couple of teams’ before making the decision to join Mansfield, who were 21st in the 24-team division in the points-per-game final table.
Reid, 25, scored 63 goals in 176 appearances for the Gulls - in two loan spells and after signing for the club from Exeter City in 2018. He told his new club’s website: “I had a couple of conversations with other teams. Obviously it’s really nice to get that sort of attraction, especially in the pandemic we are in. I wasn’t expecting any interest until late June or early July.
“When I heard Mansfield were interested, that was a massive attraction for me. It’s a big club with ambition and the set-up is absolutely brilliant.”
It was under Torquay manager Gary Johnson that Reid’s career really took off. He had been thought of as a hot prospect at Exeter City, but struggled to secure a regular place in the first team there, so he came to Plainmoor on successive loan spells.
Previous Torquay managers played Reid on the wing rather than up front; it was Johnson who changed that on his arrival at Plainmoor, and built the way the team played around the striker. Suddenly, Reid was scoring goals for fun.
In the National League South championship season, the Torquay-born striker scored 32 goals, and he was on 19 when the National League season was suspended in March.
Torquay United are planning for a mid-September kick-off
Reid said: “The loan spells weren’t the best and I played a lot of my time out of position. Luckily for me, the new manager came in, put me up front, and played me week in week out - and I managed to do what I always knew what I could do.
“Gary just said look, ‘not everyone is against you’. He said he believed in me and he worked with me on the training ground. It wasn’t ‘magic’ - it wasn’t like he was telling me to do - but he obviously played a massive part in why I was so successful there.
“I just wanted to carry on and score goals and help the team - and now I want to do that at a higher level. I believe I can do that.
“I have come here with a point to prove that I can play at a higher level and I want to be a proven goalscorer in the Football League - not just in the lower leagues. “At 25 years old this is a massive chance for me.”

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