Kyel Reid signs for Preston North End
Bradford City have today confirmed that winger Kyel Reid has left the club to join fellow Skybet League one side Preston North End on a two-year contract. The 26 year-old made 110 appearances for City in total after joining the club in August 2011 becoming Phil Parkinson’s first signing.
Reid becomes the fifth member of the famous Capital One Cup Final team to depart this summer following Gary Jones, Nathan Doyle, Gary Thompson and Carl McHugh out of Valley Parade.
The flying left-winger featured heavily in his first season with the club as Parkinson successfully maintained City’s place in League 2. Reid was just as effective during his second season, although a serious groin injury did sideline the winger midway through the campaign, leading him to miss most of the club’s memorable Capital One Cup adventure.
In his final season, Reid managed to won his place back in the side from Mark Yeates before he unfortunately he tore his ACL during City’s Yorkshire derby at Sheffield United, which finished his season in January. The season did end well for Reid, as he picked up the Goal of the Season award for his effort against Walsall in December.
Speaking after joining Preston North End, Reid said: “Obviously I’ve been at Bradford a long time and I’ve got some good memories and great times I have had there. I would just like to thank everyone at Bradford, the club, the manager, the staff and everyone that looked after me and made me welcome for the three season that I was there.
The Bradford fans have been great to me as well, and I’ve had three memorable years there. I am truly grateful to have been involved with Bradford City during this period and I wish all the fans, players and staff all the very best for the new season.”