Kyel Reid Join Bradford City on Loan
Bradford City have today confirmed the loan signing of former Bantam Kyel Reid from Preston North End on a one month loan deal.
Reid made 110 appearances for City in total during his first spell with the Bantams after joining the club in August 2011, becoming Phil Parkinson’s first signing as Bradford City boss.
The flying left-winger featured heavily in his first season at the club, as Phil Parkinson successfully maintained City’s place in League Two.
Reid was just as effective during his second season, although a serious groin injury did sideline the winger midway through the season, leading him to miss most of the club’s memorable Capital One Cup adventure.
Reid made it back in time for City’s Capital One Cup two-legged semi with Premiership side Aston Villa, he was also an unused sub for the Capital One Cup Final against Swansea City at Wembley Stadium.
The winger did get his big day out at the national stadium at the end of that season, when he helped City to victory in the League Two Play-Off Final against Northampton Town.
With Bradford City now in Sky Bet League One, Reid continued his excellent form and also won the club’s goal of the season award with an absolute screamer at Walsall in early October 2013.
Unfortunately for Reid his season finished early, when he tore his ACL during City’s Yorkshire derby at Sheffield United in mid January. Whilst still recovering from the injury, Reid joined Preston North End in June 2014.
He has featured three times for the Lilywhites this season with his most recent appearance coming during their Capital One Cup third round exit on penalties to Premier League side Bournemouth.
Speaking about the loan signing Phil Parkinson said, “Kyel is a player that the supporters know very well. They understand his strengths and I’m sure they will get right behind him.
Kyel is comfortable at Bradford City and he really enjoyed his first spell at the club. It is a big boost for us to have him back.
He has the ability to get past defenders and get crosses into the box, and he’s had some terrific games for us down the years. We are all looking forward to seeing him in a City shirt again.”
Speaking about his return to Bradford City, Kyel Reid said, “I’m buzzing to be back and to be given the opportunity to get some games under my belt. I’m looking forward to getting back out there for Bradford and helping them get back up the league.
There have been a few opportunities for me to go out on loan but this is the best club for me. Coming here with the history I have with the Gaffer and with this club, it made perfect sense to me to come back again.
I obviously know a lot of the lads from before and I grew up with Marshy (Mark Marshall) down in London, we played for the same local team. I feel fit, raring to go and I can’t wait to get out in front of those fans again.”