Craig Reid Player Profile
Debut: Accrington Stanley (H, 2-2), 05/02/2011
Stevenage manager Graham Westley made a huge statement of intent at the end of the January 2011 transfer window by swooping to capture the signature of Craig Reid, one of the sharpest shooters in the Blue Square Bet Premier during the first half of 2010/1.
With a prolific goalscoring record for Newport County since joining the Welsh side in 2008 (initially on loan), Reid’s exploits at the top end of non-league football saw him pick up the Blue Square South Player of the Year as County secured promotion.
And after netting 18 times during the first half of the 2010/1 season, it was no surprise that Football League clubs started showing interest. But it was Boro’ who nabbed their man for a “record” fee, with Charlie Griffin and Yemi Odubade moving in the opposite direction on loan.
Goals were hard to come by, however, and the return of nine goals in more than 50 appearances was perhaps not quite what was sought after. Aldershot Town and, more pertinently, Reid’s former Newport manager Dean Holdsworth came calling in summer 2012 and he moved on.