South Melbourne FC is pleased to confirm the signing of English striker Jamie Reed from Chester Football Club. The 26 year old returns to Australia following a very successful loan stint with Dandenong Thunder in 2010 and joins South ahead of the 2014 National Premier League season that kicks off against Heidelberg United on Thursday 13 March.
Reed began his senior football career at Wrexham in 2005. Following loan spells at Glentoran, Colwyn Bay, AberystwythTown and Tamworth, he then played with Welsh Premier League clubs Rhyl and Bangor City. During the off-season, Reed came to Melbourne and joined Stuart Munro’s Dandenong Thunder side on loan, scoring a remarkable 7 goals in five matches before returning to Bangor City. After further spells at York City and Cambridge United (loan), Reed eventually joined home town club Chester (in the Conference Premier league) where he has been since mid-2013.
South fans may remember Reed scoring twice in Dandenong’s 3-2 win against South at Kingston Heath Soccer Complex on Sunday 27 June 2010. Senior coach Chris Taylor will be hoping that Reed will have the same prolific goal scoring form as he did when he played for Dandenong four years ago and that he will link up nicely up front with Milos Lujic in 2014.
SMFC Football Director Nicholas Maikoussis was delighted with the signing, adding that “it is fantastic that we have further strengthened our attacking options with such an experienced player. We are looking forward to the pairing of Milos and Jamie upfront who will hopefully score many goals”.
South Melbourne FC welcomes Jamie Reed to the Club and wishes him the best for the upcoming season.