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Reid's Gratitude To The Gaffer

Bobby Reid has paid tribute to Lee Johnson for the faith he has shown in the Bristol-born midfielder since arriving at Ashton Gate.

Academy graduate Reid made 30 appearances for the first team last season, the majority of starts coming following Johnson’s appointment as head coach in February. 

It’s no surprise as Johnson made Reid his first-ever signing as a head coach when in charge of Oldham Athletic back in 2013, having previously trained with him at Bristol City as a player. 

Today Reid, 23, has been rewarded with a new two-year contract, with a further year’s option. 

Speaking to bcfc.co.uk, Reid said: “The gaffer told me about the contract offer and I was thrilled. I really appreciate everything he’s done for me and can’t thank him enough. 

“I was pleased with how last season went. I’ve added goals to my game and it really came together for me towards the end of the campaign. 

“I still want to improve my all-round game and how I influence matches. I still want to score more goals and hopefully the fans at Ashton Gate can see a few more knee-slide celebrations!” 

Reid has enjoyed his down time during the close season, but is now ready to dust off the boots and get back down to business once more. 

“I went to Jamaica for a couple of weeks to see a friend that used to be over here in England,” he revealed. 

“I also went to watch (Usain) Bolt race in person. It was an amazing experience; he slipped at the start of the race but still managed to keep it together and win. He’s an amazing sportsman. 

“I’m now ready to get back to pre-season training next week. The fixtures are out, with five new teams (promoted and relegation sides) to begin the new season. 

“Facing Norwich, Newcastle and Aston Villa back-to-back is very exciting. The atmosphere is going to crazy at Ashton Gate for those big games I’m sure.” 

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