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FIRST WORDS | Josh Reid

The defender spoke after securing his move to the Sky Blues...

28 January 2021

After completing his move to the Sky Blues earlier today, Josh Reid couldn’t contain his excitement upon his new chapter.

The 18 year-old agreed a three-and-a-half-year-deal with Coventry City from Scottish Premiership side, Ross County.

Reid has taken the SPL by storm this season during his breakthrough campaign and has impressed with his exceptional performances.

Speaking after signing his deal, Reid expressed his delight at making the move to England and to the Championship.

“It feels brilliant, I’m delighted to be here, and I can’t wait to get started and training with the squad, I’m buzzing.

“It’s a massive club and they’re playing in the Championship and they have good ambitions of staying in the league and kicking on climbing the table.

“They have a massive fan base, and they have history of bringing through youth players which is massive for me because they develop them into better players and better people.

“You look at that history and it really is a big selling point and it’s not just them, you look at Michael Rose who also came down from Scotland last season and he’s done really well here so it was a massive attraction.”

This time last year, Reid was coming up to his 18th birthday and was yet to make his professional debut in the game.

Fast forward 12 months and the defender has secured a move to the Sky Blues after racking up 24 appearances for Ross County in all competitions.

“It was a shock, at the start of pre-season the Gaffer at Ross County told me I’d play about 10 to 15 games and I would be a second choice left-back.

“I then got a start against Motherwell and I haven’t really looked back since that moment really.

“It was brilliant to be honest, because I had a good game and I felt as if I kicked on from there and I kept being consistent and that’s what I tried to do.

“A year ago I was playing under 18s football and now I’m at a Championship side I just can’t believe it, I’m just delighted to be here and I do have to pinch myself at times.”

After travelling down from Scotland to complete his move to City, Reid spoke with City boss Mark Robins and he revealed what the Gaffer had to say.

“He’s told me not to put any pressure on myself and to just go out and enjoy my football like I have been doing at Ross County and I’ll get my opportunity.

“He doesn’t expect me to come in and play 40 plus games a season right away, but I will be in and around the squad and he just told me to enjoy it and do my best.”

For those who don’t know a lot about Josh, he gave an insight into what the Sky Blues supporters can expect from him once he dons the City jersey for the first time.

“I’m aggressive, nice on the front foot and I love a tackle. I love going forward but also I’ve developed that defensive side of the game this season.

“I’ve always had the natural instinct to go forward but I’ve learnt this season playing in the Scottish Premiership to defend one v one  and defending balls into the box.

“I haven’t trained for a couple of the days so I’m buzzing to get going and training with the team.”


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