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INTERVIEW: Josh Reid on victory for the young Sky Blues and Scotland U21 call-up

The left-back captained the side and played in multiple positions against Barnsley at the Alan Higgs Centre...

30 September 2022

Interviews

INTERVIEW: Josh Reid on victory for the young Sky Blues and Scotland U21 call-up

The left-back captained the side and played in multiple positions against Barnsley at the Alan Higgs Centre...

30 September 2022

Sky Blues defender Josh Reid was delighted to captain the club's Under-21s side in their return to winning days against Barnsley on Friday.

John Dempster's young Sky Blues were in action for the second time this week when they took to the field againt the Tykes at the Alan Higgs Centre, looking for a reaction following back-to-back defeats.

Reid captained the side, standing in for the absent Jay McGrath, as goals from Tom Costello and Will Bapaga fired City to victory.

Speaking on the result, and his recent call-up to represent Scotland U21s during the September break, Reid shared his delight on the final whistle.

On the 2-0 win...

"It was good. We started well considering we made a couple of changes, which we coped with well. We scored two good goals and we're happy to get back to winning ways.

"We were playing against the wind, so it was difficult to play. We created some good opportunities and should have scored more, to be fair!"

On the clean sheet...

"It's really good, yeah! We haven't done that in a while so it's good for the defence, and the whole team.

"We were so good here at the Higgs last season, so it's good to get another win here and hopefully, I think the next game is in nine or ten days, we can do it again then."

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On being asked to wear the armband...

"Jay is away today so I took the armband. I started the game at centre-half but I was playing in multiple positions. But that's good, it's fine, I like it!

"That left centre-half role is one I have played in for the first team during this season, not so much in a back four, though. I am comfortable there and it felt good."

On landing his first Scotland U21 call-up...

"It came late notice, while I was away in Scotland on Thursday, so I was really proud to make my Under-21s debut. I hope there are many more to come.

"Anytime the squad goes out you hope to see your name - but it was good to get the call and I think I did well once I had joined up with the group."


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