Adam Reed

Reed's experience a bonus - Worthington

by Ashley Houghton

York chief delighted to secure Reed's services.

York City boss Nigel Worthington hopes Sunderland midfielder Adam Reed can play a key part in the Minstermen’s battle to beat the drop from League Two.

Reed, 21, has previously spent loan spells with Portsmouth, Leyton Orient, Brentford and Bradford and has joined City on an initial one month loan.

He will go straight into the squad for Saturday’s visit to Bristol Rovers and the former Northern Ireland boss told The York Press that he hopes Reed’s previous league experience will help York’s cause.

“Adam will hopefully be the same [adapting to the Football League at a young age] with the League experience he has got,” Worthington explained.

“He is very good on the ball, has good energy and can put his foot in.

The 51-year-old says Reed came highly recommended from Pompey boss Guy Whittingham who worked with Reed for three months at the start of 2013.

“He’s got decent League experience and the reports I have had tell me he did exceptionally well for Portsmouth,” he added.

“Their manager has told me he did a fantastic job for them so, hopefully, he can come in and do the same for us.

“He just wants to play football and has an enthusiasm for the game.”