Reid debut pleases Walsall boss

23 August 2010 11:16
Walsall manager Chris Hutchings has praised loanee Reuben Reid after scoring the winning goal in the 2-1 victory over Plymouth on Saturday.Striker Reid, 22, joined the Saddlers on a five-month loan from neighbours West Bromwich Albion on Thursday. [LNB]"He proved a thorn in their side and I'm delighted for him to pop up with a goal," Hutchings told BBC WM. [LNB]"When you're playing first-team games again, nervous energy kicks in and you lose stamina, that's why he came off." [LNB]Reid joined Albion in July 2009 from Rotherham but struggled for first-team football under Roberto Di Matteo, starting just two games in the Carling Cup and making four substitute appearances in the Championship. [LNB]He spent the final four months of last season at Peterborough, but failed to score in 13 games. [LNB]The former Plymouth trainee told BBC WM that he has found it easy to settle at the Banks's Stadium. [LNB]"I've come here to Walsall and it's not been like any other club," he said. "There's a real feel-good factor around the place and the lads have made me feel really welcome." [LNB]The Saddlers came from a goal behind to register their first home win of the season and their second consecutive victory in League One.

Source: BBC_Sport