York City’s Adam Reed vows to learn from his mistakes

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ADAM Reed has admitted his ill-fated spell with Burton Albion was character building.

The 22-year-old midfielder is looking forward to relaunching his career at York City after spurning the chance of a move to Bootham Crescent in the summer following his release by Premier League outfit Sunderland.

He opted for the Brewers then but went on to make just three league starts before rejoining the club that he scored two goals for during the closing six games of last season following a loan move from the Black Cats.

Reed’s efforts were instrumental in preserving the Minstermen’s Football League status and he now reckons his frustration at Burton can be turned into a positive during his second stint in North Yorkshire.

He said: “I made my decision in the summer and you have to live with that. Maybe that experience needed to happen so I could learn from my mistakes.

“I have probably come out of it a stronger person and more determined – even more than I was when I came here from Sunderland.

“By bringing me back, the gaffer has put a lot of faith in me and I want to repay him and the York City fans who have stuck by me.”

After growing unhappy with his lack of match time at Burton, Reed has only been given nine minutes in the first two games since his return to Bootham Crescent.

He was an unused substitute during the 2-0 win at Northampton Town but was introduced for Russell Penn after 81 minutes of Saturday’s goalless draw with Bristol Rovers.

Reed is willing to bide his time for a shot in the first XI, though, then grab his chance when it arrives, adding: “As long as I get a fair chance, I can’t ever complain.

“I came in when the guys were winning, so you can never expect to go straight into the team because there are obviously other players who are working hard. I have got to show the gaffer on the training pitch how much ability I have got and what I can bring to the team.

“Then, hopefully, when the time is right, he will give me a start and I can keep my place. It was brilliant to get back out on to the pitch on Saturday.

“I was dying to get on at Northampton but, obviously, the gaffer did not think the time was right then. I was really happy to get on in my first home game back though and I just want to have some input, produce on the pitch and help the team now.”

Reed has returned to a much-changed side from the one that he helped complete a successful battle against relegation at Dagenham on the final day of last term.

From Saturday’s starting XI against Bristol Rovers, only David McGurk and Lanre Oyebanjo kicked off that match in Essex but Reed is impressed with Nigel Worthington’s new recruits, saying: “The club are getting results and are in mid-table now and the manager has brought in a lot of quality.

“There are a lot of hard-working players and you know what to expect from them. They work hard before anything else and that’s what everybody and the fans expect when they pay their money.

"We also have players who can win us games even when we’re not playing well like Wes Fletcher and Ryan Jarvis. They bring a lot of quality on to the pitch which helps you out when you are trying to climb up the table.”

Reed also believes there is little difference between the Minstermen’s squad and that he has left behind at Burton, who currently occupy a Sky Bet League Two automatic promotion place.

“In this league, there’s quality in every team so it’s all about going into games with the right attitudes and preparing well,” he reasoned.

“Then, you can win any game. “We felt we could have won Saturday’s game because we had plenty of chances but it just didn’t happen for us. We needed a bit of luck to get a goal but we are still four games undefeated and have got to take the positives out of the match.”

Reed is currently contracted to City until the end of the season and, if offered a new deal in the summer, he is more likely to put pen to paper this time around.

“As long as I am enjoying my football, I will be happy here and I want to help get York City where they deserve to be in the table,” he explained.

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12:22pm Wed 22 Jan 14

tips says...

Great attitude from the young man and the ability to succeed will benefit the team when he gets a chance.
There is competition for places all over the squad now which hopefully will propel the team into the top end of the table.
NW with the help of the Chairman and the Board are slowly putting together a team that York can be proud of .
Great attitude from the young man and the ability to succeed will benefit the team when he gets a chance. There is competition for places all over the squad now which hopefully will propel the team into the top end of the table. NW with the help of the Chairman and the Board are slowly putting together a team that York can be proud of . tips
  • Score: 25

1:09pm Wed 22 Jan 14

cambersdad says...

good to have the lad back we have all seen him play we know he is a decent player and has got a few goals in him, so lets hope that when his chance comes he can grab it with both hands and get his career back on track and help city as well, welcome back adam
good to have the lad back we have all seen him play we know he is a decent player and has got a few goals in him, so lets hope that when his chance comes he can grab it with both hands and get his career back on track and help city as well, welcome back adam cambersdad
  • Score: 13

2:20pm Wed 22 Jan 14

born&breed says...

From above interview: ' From Saturday’s starting XI against Bristol Rovers, only David McGurk and Lanre Oyebanjo kicked off that match in Essex' - last season. I think that says everything - we were not good enough, Nigel examined/tested what we had and has changed that for the better. Things could only get better with change - new faces - and possibly upsetting a few alone the way. Nigel gets my vote.
From above interview: ' From Saturday’s starting XI against Bristol Rovers, only David McGurk and Lanre Oyebanjo kicked off that match in Essex' - last season. I think that says everything - we were not good enough, Nigel examined/tested what we had and has changed that for the better. Things could only get better with change - new faces - and possibly upsetting a few alone the way. Nigel gets my vote. born&breed
  • Score: 14

2:37pm Wed 22 Jan 14

stevesenior says...

NW doing a great job whilst waiting to take over struggling potentail conference side LEEDS UNITED
NW doing a great job whilst waiting to take over struggling potentail conference side LEEDS UNITED stevesenior
  • Score: -15

2:42pm Wed 22 Jan 14

T.R.M1974 says...

Penn holding and Reed box to box that is the way i see middle of the park when both players are up to speed, both have not played much this season so time should be given. Lets hope it works out for Reed its been very low key since his return.
Penn holding and Reed box to box that is the way i see middle of the park when both players are up to speed, both have not played much this season so time should be given. Lets hope it works out for Reed its been very low key since his return. T.R.M1974
  • Score: 7

3:42pm Wed 22 Jan 14

bill bailey says...

stevesenior wrote:
NW doing a great job whilst waiting to take over struggling potentail conference side LEEDS UNITED
NW has a brain my friend, he has as much chance of taking that job as you have of swimming on the moon tonight.
But if I was the lad REED I will say to him no shame in making a mistake ,but if you have an agent kick him out the door, before he makes another ,you seem a level headed lad, make your own decisions you'll be a better person you listen to NW you wont go far wrong. God luck my son im certain you'll make it ,you will look back on this period in your life and say this is when I took control of own destiny.
[quote][p][bold]stevesenior[/bold] wrote: NW doing a great job whilst waiting to take over struggling potentail conference side LEEDS UNITED[/p][/quote]NW has a brain my friend, he has as much chance of taking that job as you have of swimming on the moon tonight. But if I was the lad REED I will say to him no shame in making a mistake ,but if you have an agent kick him out the door, before he makes another ,you seem a level headed lad, make your own decisions you'll be a better person you listen to NW you wont go far wrong. God luck my son im certain you'll make it ,you will look back on this period in your life and say this is when I took control of own destiny. bill bailey
  • Score: 8

5:42pm Wed 22 Jan 14

eborexile says...

Away from the pitch there's a very important deadline this week.
The club should be submitting its views on safe standing this week. I'd like to hear that the club is aying yes to all four questions. The Football Supporters Federation (FSF = our lobby group) is firmly in favour.

Why does the FSF back safe standing?

Popular support - nine out of ten supporters back the choice to sit or stand (FSF National Survey 2012). Every week thousands stand in seated areas supporting the team they love - they deserve proper safe standing areas.
Choice - everyone benefits as those who wish to stand can do while those who prefer to sit no longer have to worry about having their view blocked. Clubs should also have the choice to introduce safe standing areas if they see fit.
Safety – safe standing can be introduced within stringent safety standards laid down in the Government’s Green Guide. The Government does not claim that standing at football is inherently unsafe.
Flexibility - UEFA regs mean European competitions must be played in all-seater stadiums. Safe standing areas can be easily converted to and from seating so a club competing in Europe can go all-seater with minimum fuss.
Pricing - in both England and abroad ticket prices for standing areas are typically lower than in seated areas making the stadiums more socially inclusive.

I hope we can receive confirmation from the club that they are in favour, irrespective of any current conditions relating to past funding and that their reply has been submitted.
Away from the pitch there's a very important deadline this week. The club should be submitting its views on safe standing this week. I'd like to hear that the club is aying yes to all four questions. The Football Supporters Federation (FSF = our lobby group) is firmly in favour. Why does the FSF back safe standing? Popular support - nine out of ten supporters back the choice to sit or stand (FSF National Survey 2012). Every week thousands stand in seated areas supporting the team they love - they deserve proper safe standing areas. Choice - everyone benefits as those who wish to stand can do while those who prefer to sit no longer have to worry about having their view blocked. Clubs should also have the choice to introduce safe standing areas if they see fit. Safety – safe standing can be introduced within stringent safety standards laid down in the Government’s Green Guide. The Government does not claim that standing at football is inherently unsafe. Flexibility - UEFA regs mean European competitions must be played in all-seater stadiums. Safe standing areas can be easily converted to and from seating so a club competing in Europe can go all-seater with minimum fuss. Pricing - in both England and abroad ticket prices for standing areas are typically lower than in seated areas making the stadiums more socially inclusive. I hope we can receive confirmation from the club that they are in favour, irrespective of any current conditions relating to past funding and that their reply has been submitted. eborexile
  • Score: 9

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