Torquay United is delighted to announce that top scorer Jamie Reid has signed a new contract with the club.
Reid enjoyed three separate loan spells with United prior to signing permanently in October 2017, however it wasn’t until Gary Johnson’s arrival as boss last September that the former Exeter City player cemented his place as one of United’s leading strikers.
With 21 goals in 33 games so far this season (including a brace in Saturday’s 7-2 win over Oxford City), the Yellow Army will no doubt be overjoyed that Jamie has decided to stay at Plainmoor as United set their sights on securing promotion back to the National League at the first time of asking.
“I’m buzzing. I’m happy to be here and obviously we’re on a good run,” said Jamie. “I’ve extended my contract because things are going well for me on the pitch; I like the way we play football. We’ve got a good group of players and there’s no reason why I would want to leave.”
Reid was quick to point out the part his teammates have played in his success this season.
“The reason why I have scored 21 goals is because I’m a striker playing as a striker. The fast, attacking football we play I think suits me. The other boys round me have been brilliant, with the midfielders, the wingers and the full-backs coming on, attacking and creating lots of chances. Me and Saikou [Janneh] are reaping the benefits from everyone else’s hard work.”
Jamie also wanted to highlight the backing he’s received from the Yellow Army this season.
“The support since the new management has come in has been great. It’s a much better atmosphere and obviously the personal support has been appreciated. I just like to give everything for the badge, and the club, every time I step on the pitch.”
United boss Gary Johnson is very pleased that the National League South’s top scorer has agreed to stay at Plainmoor.
“It’s fantastic news that Jamie Reid has decided to commit to the football club for the foreseeable future. Jamie has had a wonderful season, he’s a very important member of our squad and also someone that has been at the club for some time and been involved in the ups and downs – mainly downs. His loyalty deserves to be rewarded and we must congratulate him on his goal prowess this season, and also his commitment to the management staff and his teammates. I’m sure the supporters will see this as a major signing.”