Reid’s Right on for Dom

Reids Right on for Dom

Former Nottingham Forest and Ilkeston player, James Reid, is the latest recruit to the Dominic Roma revolution. Ex Robin, Reid, penned a deal earlier this week, to sign for Gainsborough Trinity following his release from National League North rivals Nuneaton Town. Reid, who has spent a large chunk of his playing career under the tutelage of Kevin Wilson (at Ilkeston prior to his move to Nuneaton last summer) is a talented individual who provides excellent delivery, both from wide positions and set pieces.

Formerly a wide midfielder, James has more recently been employed in a wing back berth, providing a good balance to the side. Comfortable in a number of positions though, Reid will be an invaluable member to Dom’s squad as the Trinity manager looks to run with a young, hungry, flexible squad. Nuneaton had wanted to keep hold of the influential player, but he was unable to commit to the full-time schedule Town were looking to adopt next season.

Roma had this to say about his latest recruit:

"I have always been very impressed by James in games against us. He possesses good quality on the ball. The way he likes to get the ball down and play is a feature of Kevin Wilson sides and is something that I want us to be able to do. James is a good age and has good experience at this level and above, having also played for Telford. I am really excited to bring him to the club and look forward to working with him."

James Reid (picture courtesy of Coventry Telegraph) on his move to Trinity said:

"I spoke to Dom and Fozzy (assistant manager Martin Foster) immediately after the season had finished. I have known him for a number of years now, from when we played against each other (Ilkeston/Matlock) and they both spoke of their desire for me to play further forward; either centrally or on the left wing. I want to score a few more goals this year and create chances. That’s really what I am coming in to do, cause problems for the opposition and provide a few assists."

Being versatile is certainly a benefit, but Reid continued,

"I am looking forward to having a more settled season. I have a good relationship with Kevin Wilson, but I am at Gainsborough now and really can’t wait to get started. The season starts on 6th August and I can’t wait to get going!"

The Squad So Far

Goalkeeper
Jonathan Hedge

Defenders
Dominic Roma (registered as a player, in an emergency)
Josh Lacey
Jake Picton
Adam Quinn
Matty Wilson

Midfielders
Alex Wilis
Liam Davis
Jake Scott
James Reid

Forwards
Nathan Jarman
Ashley Worsfold
Jacob Hazel

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