Yeovil Town have signed up former Oldham Athletic striker Reuben Reid for next season. The 23 year old has been released by the Latics and has agreed a two year deal with the Glovers to commence from July 1st 2012. Reid is a Bristol-born player, who started his career with Plymouth Argyle, and so is very familiar with the West Country, even though he has travelled well, with the Glovers becoming his twelfth club in his short professional career.
He was born on July 26th 1988 and stands at six foot tall. During his time with Argyle, he spent time out on loan with Kidderminster Harriers, Rochdale, Torquay United, Wycombe Wanderers and Brentford, without really establishing himself in the Pilgrims first team, and in 2008 moved on to Rotherham United.
His time with the Millers saw him notch up 19 goals across the 2008-09 season, and that was good enough to catch the eye of West Bromwich Albion, who signed him for an undisclosed fee during the summer of 2009. He never really broke through with the Baggies, although managed lengthy loan spells with Peterborough United and Walsall during that time.
He eventually moved to Oldham Athletic on January 28th 2011, initially signing for them until the end of the season, but eventually agreed a year's extension on reduced terms for the 2011-12 season. He was released by the Latics at the end of the season, having missed five months of the season with a torn thigh muscle, putting him out between October and March. Overall he made 22 appearances during the 2011-12 season, scoring six goals. His final return for the Latics was eight goals in 41 appearances across the 18 months he spent there.
Reuben's family already know Yeovil Town's set up well - his younger brother Isaac Reid was a striker for Yeovil Town Under-18s, with the Reid family attending some of the club's Youth Team matches during that period.
His contract at Huish Park will run until the summer of 2014, and he becomes the second Oldham Athletic player to sign for the Glovers, following in the footsteps of Keanu Marsh-Brown.
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