Alex Reid Player Profile
Debut: Tranmere Rovers (H, 2-2), 04/08/2018
A summer 2018 signing for the Boro’, forward Alex Reid came to the club from Fleetwood Town after impressing in three pre-season friendlies. At six foot three, he’s a forward that certainly brought height to our front line and his scoring prowess had already been shown in those friendlies he impressed in.
Coming in at the age of 22, boss Dino Maamria saw plenty of potential in the forward. His time with the Cod Army only yielded one first team appearance, but loan time at Wrexham and Solihull Moors showed his capabilities. Indeed, at the time of his arrival, Maamria said: “He is still young, a pure athlete and there is loads of room for him to improve as a player.”
It was with Wrexham that Alex Reid first caught Maamria’s attention, or so the story goes. In his time with the Welsh club, he scored three times in 18 National League appearances. For Solihull Moors, meanwhile, the same tally of goals from 10 outings. At Boro’, a chance then to prove himself at League level; a chance not necessarily afforded at Fleetwood.
He saw some action in his debut season with us, but it was in the National League with AFC Fylde where he’d see most action in 2018-9. Reid’s efforts (and goals) helped the club to the playoffs and a shot at joining Boro’ in League Two; ultimately falling short at the final hurdle against Salford City.