Stevenage manager Steve Evans has quashed all transfer rumours surrounding striker Jamie Reid, as well as offering further input on the club’s transfer plans.
Reid has been a different player since joining Stevenage last season, and manager Steve Evans seems to have got the best out of the striker. The club are currently punching far above their weight and a lot of that is due to Reid’s performances in front of goal.
In just 25 League One appearances this season, Reid already has 15 goals to his name which are quite impressive numbers given this is the striker’s first taste of League One football. Having scored ten goals as well as registering a further six assists last season in League Two, Reid has clearly taken the step-up to the third tier in his stride.
As a result of his rich vein of form this season thus far, there have been some murmurs of Reid leaving Boro in January. Manager Steve Evans however has quashed all of those rumours and has given a firm standpoint on the striker as well as other key players this window.
Stevenage currently sit in seventh in the League One table, and despite a minor blip in form in recent weeks, are more than in the fight for the play-off positions. Having been tipped by many EFL pundits this season for relegation, it is quite incredible what Evans has done for the club.
Speaking to The Comet, Evans got straight to the point regarding the future of his key players, saying:
“We’re talking to some people now but we have to also balance the numbers, balance the books a bit and so there are some people talking to us about two or three of our players.
“And to the doom and gloomers, there’s no player that’s played a major part this season leaving.
“Let’s not let fans forums run away with themselves.
“In the words of Neil Warnock, 10 strikers is not enough and we’ve only got six so we’ll go as we are.”
If Reid was to leave the club in January, it could very much kill their play-off ambitions. Fortunately for Stevenage fans, it looks as if the 29-year-old, as well as various other starters will be staying with the club this window.
With a huge game against fellow play-off chasers Barnsley on Saturday, Evans will be hoping Reid can get on the scoresheet again and the club can move closer to the play-offs, something which would’ve seemed like a dream at the start of the season.