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Blues sign up young attacker

Jayden Reid
Jayden Reid

Reid, who recently left Swansea City’s Academy, has penned a one-year contract, plus a one-year option.

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Blues have today completed the signing of teenage attacker Jayden Reid.

The striker, 18, who recently left Swansea City’s Academy, has penned a one-year contract, plus a one-year option.

Reid turned out for Blues Under-18s as a trialist in the final league game of last season, when he scored twice in a 4-2 home success against Bolton Wanderers.

And Reid clocked on at the Trillion Trophy Training Centre, Wast Hills, when Blues reported back for pre-season training last month and continued to impress.

Reid, who is able to play anywhere across the frontline, began his career as a young trainee at Manchester United, before moving to Swansea in July 2017, and where he spent two years.

Kristjaan Speakman, Blues Academy Manager, said: “Jayden joined us for the final week of last season with our Under-18 squad and performed well. We invited him back with a view to making a final assessment and a contract offer.

“He a forward player best suited to central areas and has demonstrated good ability in and around the box.

"He joins our Under-23 group and has a great opportunity here to play games and learn under the guidance of Xavi Calm, Steve Spooner and Scott Bevan. “

Reid is the younger brother of Swindon Town right-back Tyler Reid.

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