One to watch #5: Kyel Reid

Last updated : 28 July 2009 By Dan Buxton
Name: Kyel Reid 
Date of Birth: 26th November, 1987
Position: Winger
Current Club: Sheffield United
Previous Club(s): West Ham United
                                Barnsley (loan)
                                Crystal Palace (loan)
                                Blackpool (loan)
                                Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan)
West Ham United Apps (Goals): 3 (0)
Barnsley Apps (Goals): 26 (2)
Crystal Palace Apps (Goals): 2 (0)
Blackpool Apps (Goals): 7 (0)
Wolverhampton Wanderers Apps (Goals): 8 (1)
Sheffield United Apps (Goals): N/A


International Apps:
                                England U17’s - 11
                                England U18’s - 15
                                England U19’s - 14
International Goals:
England U18’s - 1
                                England U19’s – 1

The tricky and electric winger is another product of the ever producing West Ham academy. In May 2006, Reid made his first team debut for the Hammers when he featured in the 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion.
Although Reid did show a lot of promise for the future, he was sent out on-loan to four different clubs over the next three seasons. Ideally he would gain valuable experience in the Championship and return a better player. However, in November 2008, Reid was out celebrating his 21st birthday with friends.  The night turned sour as a large gang fight erupted in the streets of London. Two people were hurt in the incident including one male being stabbed in the neck. Reid did get his career back on track. In January 2009 he joined Wolves on loan. His first and only goal for the championship side came away at one of his former clubs, Barnsley. The goal itself ensured Wolves went up to the Premiership as Champions.
On July 1st, 2009, Kyel Reid joined Championship side Sheffield United on a free transfer. Since his move he has played in all of their pre-season matches and even managed to get on the score sheet against Bury.

by Scott Richards