Reed Sees His Wearside Career Ticking Down
Adam Reed admits he will be leaving Sunderland in the summer for first team football, and the fact he has never made a competitive appearance for the Black Cats.
The Sunderland Under-21’s captain featured for Portsmouth in last night’s League One 0-0 draw at Hartlepool United.
He joined the south-coast club on an initial month-long loan three weeks ago, having been loaned out to Brentford, Bradford and Leyton Orient.
Reed’s contract at the Stadium of Light expires at the end of the season, and he believes he is unlikely to be offered a new one, now that he has out-grown the Under-21s.
Adam Reed: “My contract is up in the summer and I’ve been out on loan a lot, so I’ve played quite a few league games now.
“But then you go back and you don’t get an opportunity – so it gets a bit frustrating.
“I know I will have to look at my future, and I will find out sooner rather than later whether they will offer me a contract or whether I want to find another club and play first-team football.
“I’ve been there a long time, and it will be hard to make that decision if I decide to leave.
“But every player wants to play first-team football once you’ve had that taste.
“There is no better feeling than playing a proper game at 3pm on a Saturday.
“To play in front of fans makes it a proper competitive game. It’s hard to go back to playing in the Under-21s when you have had a taste of that.
“There is nothing like league football, and if I am meant to play at the highest level, I will get there.
“I’ve been on loan at other League One clubs, but Portsmouth is a massive club – the biggest one I’ve been on loan at.
“I don’t mind travelling and playing for clubs if it is the right move for me.”
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