TNS manager, Craig Harrison was delighted to have secured the services of Jamie Reed earlier this week and admitted that he wants to continue to improve his playing squad.
The current Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League Champions signed the former York City forward after he returned from a spell in Australia and Harrison added, ‘I think it’s really important to keep strengthening and the best time to strengthen, is when you are being successful.’
The former Barclays Premier League defender has been in charge of TNS since 2011 and confirmed that the current crop of players in the squad, are the best he has had during his time at Park Hall Stadium, ‘We want to keep the pressure on all of the players and make them know that they are playing for their positions. Not only on a matchday but everyday in training. I have said from the start of the season, I have got the best all round squad I have had in three years. However, we don’t want to rest there. We want to keep pushing and improving everyday and continue to strengthen all over the pitch.’ Harrison added that, ‘No players in this squad can think they are safe and can afford to relax, due to the quality of the whole squad. The most important thing is the success of the team and not the individuals within it.’
Reed will add to The Saints’ attacking options which currently include the likes of Mike Wilde, Greg Draper, Ryan Fraughan, Alex Darlington, Scott Quigley, Ryan Edwards, Jamie Mullan, Adrian Cieslewicz and Matty Williams and Harrison is extremely happy with the competition for places in the squad, ‘Jamie signing for us gives us even more competition in all four forward positions because he can play as a number nine and on both the right and left wing. He can also play in the number ten position which gives me extra options.’
Having played for the likes of York City, Cambridge United, Chester FC as well as a successful spell at rivals, Bangor City, Reed will inevitably add more goals to an already free scoring side and Harrison concluded by praising his attitude, ‘Jamie has a great attitude and wants to work hard. He is a very good player and has a lot of power, pace and strength. He is also able to score goals, which he has done everywhere he has ever been.’
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