Jake Reid hopes to help Welling United make the final push to the Blue Square Bet Premier after joining from AFC Telford
New Welling striker Jake Reid is hoping he can fire the club to
promotion from Blue Square Bet South.
impressed on his Wings debut against Tonbridge on Tuesday and is
set to feature again on Saturday when Welling travel to
"It was great to get out there and pick up a win at home," said
Reid, who has joined on loan from AFC Telford for the rest of the
"There's a great vibe in the club among the lads from what I
have seen. Hopefully I can bring something to the team.
"The team looks pretty solid, they have been doing well all year
and hopefully I can help push us over the line."
Reid, who has also featured for Newport and Salisbury, nearly
scored against Tonbridge with a second-half header that hit the
"I would have liked to score but I felt at times that I
contributed to the performance," said Reid.
"I signed on Monday and I only knew one or two of the lads from
playing against them before.
"The style of play is totally different to what I have been used
Reid could have signed for Welling in the summer but his Bristol
location proved a stumbling block. However, he is willing to go the
extra mile during the final few weeks of the season in a bid to
help Welling gain promotion.
"I needed a fresh start and when I saw this opportunity I wanted
to take it," he added.
"I've spoken to Jamie a few times about Welling and had contact
with him but it's never been right at the time.
"It's only a couple of months, I've got family in London and I'm
willing to make this sacrifice.
"Everywhere you go, you go to impress as you never know what is
around the corner."
Picture: Keith Gillard
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