Bristol City’s Bobby Reid: the ‘wind-up toy’ who cannot stop scoring

27 April 2018 09:00
Reid was uncertain when his manager, Lee Johnson, switched him from midfield to a striking role last summer but he could end the season with the Championship’s golden bootAs Bobby Reid says, this season everything has clicked. A quick glance at his numbers tells you as much: 21 goals and counting, almost twice as many as he mustered across his first seven years as a professional. What has changed? As the maxim goes, the lifespan of a manager depends on their decision-making and Lee Johnson’s move to turn a dainty midfielder into a shimmering striker last pre-season has proved a masterstroke.For Reid, it could prove a decision that elevates him to the next level. “Lee mentioned it to me and I wasn’t too sure about it at the time, I’ll be honest,” Reid says. “I didn’t want it to happen and to not be scoring goals because in that time my midfield position would probably be taken. I started in pre-season, scoring a few goals, and that gave me the belief. I hit the ground running and look where I am now.” Related: Lee Johnson puts Bristol City back on map and plots Premier League course | Ben Fisher Bob would be the first with the ball, he would play all night, him and his mates still playing in the road walking home Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian