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Rovers the "perfect place" for Reed

Midfielder delighted to link up with Tony Mowbray's squad for the season

27 August 2018

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New recruit Harrison Reed believes the switch to Rovers will bring out the best in him after the midfielder joined on a season-long loan earlier today.

The 23-year-old put pen-to-paper on a deal until the end of the season from Southampton and says he is "excited" to get going at Rovers.

The youngster was a regular during a similar switch to Norwich City last season, appearing 43 times for the Canaries in all competitions.

But now a Rover, Reed's looking forward to linking up with a club heading "in the right direction".

“I’m absolutely delighted," the midfielder told iFollow Rovers. "I was excited to come up here once I’d heard of the interest about a week ago.

"I met the manager, looked around the training ground and we made the move happen.

“Once I spoke to the manager and he told me the style of play and how he saw me playing in the team it was an easy decision to make.

“The club is going in the right direction with the momentum from last season and the start we have had this season. I'm told we have been unlucky not to have won a couple more games."

The Sussex-born star came through the ranks at Southampton and has appeared 30 times for the Saints since making his debut five years ago today, on August 27th 2013.

But it was his loan spell at Carrow Road which really saw Reed come of age, as he admits.

“Last season was my first with regular first team football," he added. "I felt I really improved with the game time and I feel this is the perfect place for me to come to really impress again.

“I learnt a few things on and off the pitch at Norwich. It’s all experience and goes towards your career.

“It was tough and quite eye-opening at the start, with the pace and physicality, but once I adapted to that I felt I really improved as a player.

"I’m looking forward to returning to the Championship and impressing again."

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