Rangers raid Rovers for loanee Reid
The 28-year-old Republic of Ireland international should go straight into the Rangers squad for Saturday's trip to Doncaster subject to Football League approval. "This is a significant loan signing for the club," Rangers manager Jim Magilton told the club's website "The fact we have been able to attract a player of Steven's calibre to the club speaks volumes of the board and the direction in which the club is heading. "He's a class act, he can pass, tackle, shoot, he's box-to-box - a very, very good player." Magilton swooped for Reid after serious injuries sidelined fellow midfielders Martin Rowlands and Gavin Mahon in recent weeks. Rovers manager Sam Allardyce commented: "We had a chat and it was Steven's decision. He said he fancied it and wanted to get a few games under his belt to improve his fitness. Obviously we'll be seeing how he does."
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