Coventry City Sign Kyel Reid
Coventry City have today confirmed the signing of winger Kyel Reid on a two-year contract after the former Bantams midfielder was release by Preston North End last season.
Reid spent the majority of last season on loan at West Yorkshire side Bradford City, having made it to the play-off semi-finals with the League One club last year. The ex-West Ham man has committed himself to the Sky Blues until June 2018 and has spoken about the influence of the manager on his decision to move to the West Midlands.
Reid has set his sights on Tony Mowbray’s starting XI, having identified the 3-4-3 formation as a key attraction for attacking players. The forward has been tasked with adding more goals to his game after scoring four goals for the Bradford City last term.
Speaking about signing for Coventry City Reid said, “The way the manager wants to attack the league this year was exciting for me and the new formation is something for me to look forward to. It is a style of play I’m used to from my time at West Ham and England youth setup.
It gives players like me a chance to express themselves and I want to repay the gaffer’s faith in me by producing on the pitch. Tony is a great manager, very experienced and he has managed some top sides. The club itself is massive, it’s just about me doing my bit now to ensure the club gets back to where it needs to be.
I’ve come here to achieve something and with the squad that the manager is building here we’ve got a great chance. In the two games that I played against Coventry last year it was clear that the club had a footballing ethos.
I’m a player that likes to excite and I like to get fans off their feet. As soon as I get the ball I look to go forward and run with it, using my pace to create. The game at the Ricoh last year was probably one of my better ones.
I’d like to play as part of a front three because I want to be on the scoresheet. But I will just be happy to get out there and put the shirt, in order to help the team compete for points that we need to be at the top of the table.”