York City midfielder Adam Reed keen to extend stay at Bootham Crescent

York Press: York City midfielder Adam Reed in action during the play-off semi-final against Fleetwood York City midfielder Adam Reed in action during the play-off semi-final against Fleetwood

MIDFIELDER Adam Reed has declared his desire to be a York City player next season.

The 23-year-old is out of contract after returning to the Minstermen in January but has stressed he is keen to extend his second spell at the club.

Reed, who made 21 appearances as City swept into the League Two play-offs, said he would be talking to both manager Nigel Worthington and chairman Jason McGill but, when asked whether he would like to stay at Bootham Crescent, he said: “Definitely. Nigel has done a lot for me and obviously helped me to have a platform to play my football.

“I have the utmost respect for him and I admire him as a man and a manager. York is a brilliant club and, if the deal is the right one, I will be playing here next season.”

Looking back at Friday night’s 0-0 draw at Fleetwood Town, which meant Reed and his team-mates lost by a single goal on aggregate in the two-legged League Two play-off semi-final, the Hartlepool-born player felt York didn’t “get the luck”.

“Everyone is disappointed because we did so well,” he said. “I think that’s the even bigger blow for us. We just didn’t get the rub of the green, or maybe that bounce, but overall the lads did themselves proud.

“Unfortunately, we just didn’t get the goal we needed. I think we were on the front foot from the first whistle. Everyone worked hard together, both individually and as a team. We pressed them much better in this leg and we created chances. That’s football, I guess.

“We knew they were on the back foot and we knew they would sit on the goal and we had a lot of the ball, were pressing them and they were making mistakes.

“We knew that if we kept on going we could definitely go on and win the tie but we just ran out of time in the end.

“The gaffer said if we were going to go out then go out with no regrets and leave everything on the pitch. I think the lads did that. The fans can be proud of that.”

Reed is aware that expectations, both at the club and among the supporters, will be much higher next season after their run of just one defeat in 19 brought them to the brink of Wembley.

But, far from being cowed by that, the former Sunderland prospect is excited about the challenge that lies ahead.

He said: “Since Christmas, bringing in the players the gaffer has, expectations will be much higher for us next season. I think we are going to build on this and this disappointment is going to drive us on to want to get better next season.

“If we build on this, hopefully we won't have to taste the play-offs next season and will go up automatically.

“You need challenges in football. You don’t want to just rest on your laurels, becoming an average player in a average team. You want to push on and become the best you can be.

“The gaffer knows what we have done in the second half of the season. He is not going to let us take our foot off the gas.

“If we pick up where we left off from the last six months of the season then I think we can do really well.

“The lads are obviously disappointed but, from where we were six months ago - 22nd in the league - the performances we have been putting in have made us proud.

“Hopefully we can go that one better next season.”

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7:42pm Sun 18 May 14

andy fowler says...

Hope he does, not go to Luton as Bill Bailey would like
Hope he does, not go to Luton as Bill Bailey would like andy fowler
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7:46pm Sun 18 May 14

trevor-c2 says...

Having watched him for a season, it's time for you to move on young man. Good luck in your future endeavours.
Having watched him for a season, it's time for you to move on young man. Good luck in your future endeavours. trevor-c2
  • Score: -19

8:23pm Sun 18 May 14

nigthepig says...

An integral part of a team that played so well in the second half of the season and you want him to move on - seems a strange thought to me!!
An integral part of a team that played so well in the second half of the season and you want him to move on - seems a strange thought to me!! nigthepig
  • Score: 19

8:30pm Sun 18 May 14

yorkandproud says...

trevor-c2 wrote:
Having watched him for a season, it's time for you to move on young man. Good luck in your future endeavours.
Totally disagree. Just settled back in IMO. Nothing wrong with midfield , I would give him a new contract for sure.
[quote][p][bold]trevor-c2[/bold] wrote: Having watched him for a season, it's time for you to move on young man. Good luck in your future endeavours.[/p][/quote]Totally disagree. Just settled back in IMO. Nothing wrong with midfield , I would give him a new contract for sure. yorkandproud
  • Score: 17

8:45pm Sun 18 May 14

trevor-c2 says...

yorkandproud wrote:
trevor-c2 wrote:
Having watched him for a season, it's time for you to move on young man. Good luck in your future endeavours.
Totally disagree. Just settled back in IMO. Nothing wrong with midfield , I would give him a new contract for sure.
I hope he does well at a new club, I suspect YCFC doors are quiet and few clubs will be calling to sign him up. If I am wrong, then we as a club might have to give him a good contract to keep him. I suspect that won't happen.

The players that made a difference are pope, back four, penn, coulson, Montrose and Carson. We would have been promoted had Carson continued to play. Both Reid and hayhurst were woeful all season, I do not profess to be an expert, it is my view of the season.
[quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trevor-c2[/bold] wrote: Having watched him for a season, it's time for you to move on young man. Good luck in your future endeavours.[/p][/quote]Totally disagree. Just settled back in IMO. Nothing wrong with midfield , I would give him a new contract for sure.[/p][/quote]I hope he does well at a new club, I suspect YCFC doors are quiet and few clubs will be calling to sign him up. If I am wrong, then we as a club might have to give him a good contract to keep him. I suspect that won't happen. The players that made a difference are pope, back four, penn, coulson, Montrose and Carson. We would have been promoted had Carson continued to play. Both Reid and hayhurst were woeful all season, I do not profess to be an expert, it is my view of the season. trevor-c2
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9:38pm Sun 18 May 14

bricarter says...

He must get some recognition for overuse of clichés ?
He must get some recognition for overuse of clichés ? bricarter
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9:38pm Sun 18 May 14

Southern Exile says...

Definitely worth a contract in my opinion
Definitely worth a contract in my opinion Southern Exile
  • Score: 9

10:47pm Sun 18 May 14

joejamestom says...

Southern Exile wrote:
Definitely worth a contract in my opinion
Good player in the correct position which to me is out wide struggles to retain possesion in physical games but up to our current squad standard in general.
[quote][p][bold]Southern Exile[/bold] wrote: Definitely worth a contract in my opinion[/p][/quote]Good player in the correct position which to me is out wide struggles to retain possesion in physical games but up to our current squad standard in general. joejamestom
  • Score: 2

10:59pm Sun 18 May 14

redbluelion says...

Hope he stays a player with a bright future in the game..it all depends on what he wants and whats right for our club to pay.we only have a small budgit so all depends on what the club can afford..i know luton are like sharks and i hear there after a couple of our players..
Hope he stays a player with a bright future in the game..it all depends on what he wants and whats right for our club to pay.we only have a small budgit so all depends on what the club can afford..i know luton are like sharks and i hear there after a couple of our players.. redbluelion
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8:32am Mon 19 May 14

bill bailey says...

Forget Luton.
They are just another club looking for players and there are plenty of them including us, every club has their limitations as far as money is concerned most clubs without a reserve side carry around 30 this includes like us young fringe players , NW and JM will have already pinpointed the ones we want it will be all done an dusted by the first week in July I should think.
Forget Luton. They are just another club looking for players and there are plenty of them including us, every club has their limitations as far as money is concerned most clubs without a reserve side carry around 30 this includes like us young fringe players , NW and JM will have already pinpointed the ones we want it will be all done an dusted by the first week in July I should think. bill bailey
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8:32am Mon 19 May 14

the-e-man says...

Elliot Whitehouse released by Shefield but cann't see NW moving for him
Elliot Whitehouse released by Shefield but cann't see NW moving for him the-e-man
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9:25am Mon 19 May 14

dadster says...

For me it's 50-50 whether to offer Reed a new contract. He's not pulled up any trees since he came back and whilst he has played the majority of the games during our fantastic end to the season I have been disappointed with his contribution. He's worked hard and done ok but Penn has carried him for me in a lot of games, notably both the play off games.

He was much better at the end of last season when played in a more attacking role in a different formation. Like Platt, I'm not sure 442 really fits his style of play and assuming NW will continue with 442 then he would be no more than a squad player for me as we need better quality on the ball alongside Penn next season.

I wouldn't even consider playing him out wide as I don't think he's suited to that role at all.

I wouldn't be rushing to make a decision on Reed as we have Platt under contract until next season and there will be better players available that we may be able to sign..
For me it's 50-50 whether to offer Reed a new contract. He's not pulled up any trees since he came back and whilst he has played the majority of the games during our fantastic end to the season I have been disappointed with his contribution. He's worked hard and done ok but Penn has carried him for me in a lot of games, notably both the play off games. He was much better at the end of last season when played in a more attacking role in a different formation. Like Platt, I'm not sure 442 really fits his style of play and assuming NW will continue with 442 then he would be no more than a squad player for me as we need better quality on the ball alongside Penn next season. I wouldn't even consider playing him out wide as I don't think he's suited to that role at all. I wouldn't be rushing to make a decision on Reed as we have Platt under contract until next season and there will be better players available that we may be able to sign.. dadster
  • Score: 7

10:16am Mon 19 May 14

andy fowler says...

bill bailey wrote:
Forget Luton.
They are just another club looking for players and there are plenty of them including us, every club has their limitations as far as money is concerned most clubs without a reserve side carry around 30 this includes like us young fringe players , NW and JM will have already pinpointed the ones we want it will be all done an dusted by the first week in July I should think.
You want him for Luton, your club.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: Forget Luton. They are just another club looking for players and there are plenty of them including us, every club has their limitations as far as money is concerned most clubs without a reserve side carry around 30 this includes like us young fringe players , NW and JM will have already pinpointed the ones we want it will be all done an dusted by the first week in July I should think.[/p][/quote]You want him for Luton, your club. andy fowler
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10:42am Mon 19 May 14

OLD - HEAD says...

Personally I thought that Adam Reed made a bigger impact at York City last season, he was a little disappointing for me this season. But of course its the Managers decision and I will respect that. I think that City really need a mid-field player who will chip in with a few goals, I am not sure if Adam Reed will do that. Players usually have a habit of following the money, so it will depend what is on offer.
Personally I thought that Adam Reed made a bigger impact at York City last season, he was a little disappointing for me this season. But of course its the Managers decision and I will respect that. I think that City really need a mid-field player who will chip in with a few goals, I am not sure if Adam Reed will do that. Players usually have a habit of following the money, so it will depend what is on offer. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 7

10:42am Mon 19 May 14

Yorkie41 says...

There is talk that Ian Hume could be interested in joining City, But only speculation at this point, in my opinion.
There is talk that Ian Hume could be interested in joining City, But only speculation at this point, in my opinion. Yorkie41
  • Score: 0

11:33am Mon 19 May 14

North Lincs Minsterman says...

Reed is a player who is capable of putting through an incisive pass or playing the one-two ball on the edge of the box. To do this he needs two things: 1 a style of play that provides him with the time and space to look up and make a decision and 2 players around him capable of profiting from what he can do.

In many games this year, the ball has by-passed him because of the (understandable and successful) no-nonsense system introduced by NW to get results. he also (in my opinion) misses Fletcher who is capable of anticipating a through ball and finding space.

Penn has been a revelation in recent games - and I doubted him to start with though he was not fully match fit - but he is not a player with great distribution skills or vision. His job is to win the ball and then give to a Reed-type player.

For me, Reed is worth keeping but not at an inflated cost to the club so it all depends on what terms he wants and what JM/NW are prepared to offer.
Reed is a player who is capable of putting through an incisive pass or playing the one-two ball on the edge of the box. To do this he needs two things: 1 a style of play that provides him with the time and space to look up and make a decision and 2 players around him capable of profiting from what he can do. In many games this year, the ball has by-passed him because of the (understandable and successful) no-nonsense system introduced by NW to get results. he also (in my opinion) misses Fletcher who is capable of anticipating a through ball and finding space. Penn has been a revelation in recent games - and I doubted him to start with though he was not fully match fit - but he is not a player with great distribution skills or vision. His job is to win the ball and then give to a Reed-type player. For me, Reed is worth keeping but not at an inflated cost to the club so it all depends on what terms he wants and what JM/NW are prepared to offer. North Lincs Minsterman
  • Score: 1

11:35am Mon 19 May 14

T.R.M1974 says...

dadster wrote:
For me it's 50-50 whether to offer Reed a new contract. He's not pulled up any trees since he came back and whilst he has played the majority of the games during our fantastic end to the season I have been disappointed with his contribution. He's worked hard and done ok but Penn has carried him for me in a lot of games, notably both the play off games.

He was much better at the end of last season when played in a more attacking role in a different formation. Like Platt, I'm not sure 442 really fits his style of play and assuming NW will continue with 442 then he would be no more than a squad player for me as we need better quality on the ball alongside Penn next season.

I wouldn't even consider playing him out wide as I don't think he's suited to that role at all.

I wouldn't be rushing to make a decision on Reed as we have Platt under contract until next season and there will be better players available that we may be able to sign..
Squad player at best if he were to be given a contract, we need someone who can control a game next to Penn whilst he does the dirty work breaking up play we need to evolve this season
[quote][p][bold]dadster[/bold] wrote: For me it's 50-50 whether to offer Reed a new contract. He's not pulled up any trees since he came back and whilst he has played the majority of the games during our fantastic end to the season I have been disappointed with his contribution. He's worked hard and done ok but Penn has carried him for me in a lot of games, notably both the play off games. He was much better at the end of last season when played in a more attacking role in a different formation. Like Platt, I'm not sure 442 really fits his style of play and assuming NW will continue with 442 then he would be no more than a squad player for me as we need better quality on the ball alongside Penn next season. I wouldn't even consider playing him out wide as I don't think he's suited to that role at all. I wouldn't be rushing to make a decision on Reed as we have Platt under contract until next season and there will be better players available that we may be able to sign..[/p][/quote]Squad player at best if he were to be given a contract, we need someone who can control a game next to Penn whilst he does the dirty work breaking up play we need to evolve this season T.R.M1974
  • Score: 3

12:55pm Mon 19 May 14

Boyer for England says...

North Lincs Minsterman wrote:
Reed is a player who is capable of putting through an incisive pass or playing the one-two ball on the edge of the box. To do this he needs two things: 1 a style of play that provides him with the time and space to look up and make a decision and 2 players around him capable of profiting from what he can do.

In many games this year, the ball has by-passed him because of the (understandable and successful) no-nonsense system introduced by NW to get results. he also (in my opinion) misses Fletcher who is capable of anticipating a through ball and finding space.

Penn has been a revelation in recent games - and I doubted him to start with though he was not fully match fit - but he is not a player with great distribution skills or vision. His job is to win the ball and then give to a Reed-type player.

For me, Reed is worth keeping but not at an inflated cost to the club so it all depends on what terms he wants and what JM/NW are prepared to offer.
Very good post. As you say worth keeping but not at any price. We must break the bank to keep Banjo.
[quote][p][bold]North Lincs Minsterman[/bold] wrote: Reed is a player who is capable of putting through an incisive pass or playing the one-two ball on the edge of the box. To do this he needs two things: 1 a style of play that provides him with the time and space to look up and make a decision and 2 players around him capable of profiting from what he can do. In many games this year, the ball has by-passed him because of the (understandable and successful) no-nonsense system introduced by NW to get results. he also (in my opinion) misses Fletcher who is capable of anticipating a through ball and finding space. Penn has been a revelation in recent games - and I doubted him to start with though he was not fully match fit - but he is not a player with great distribution skills or vision. His job is to win the ball and then give to a Reed-type player. For me, Reed is worth keeping but not at an inflated cost to the club so it all depends on what terms he wants and what JM/NW are prepared to offer.[/p][/quote]Very good post. As you say worth keeping but not at any price. We must break the bank to keep Banjo. Boyer for England
  • Score: 3

1:20pm Mon 19 May 14

dadster says...

Boyer for England wrote:
North Lincs Minsterman wrote:
Reed is a player who is capable of putting through an incisive pass or playing the one-two ball on the edge of the box. To do this he needs two things: 1 a style of play that provides him with the time and space to look up and make a decision and 2 players around him capable of profiting from what he can do.

In many games this year, the ball has by-passed him because of the (understandable and successful) no-nonsense system introduced by NW to get results. he also (in my opinion) misses Fletcher who is capable of anticipating a through ball and finding space.

Penn has been a revelation in recent games - and I doubted him to start with though he was not fully match fit - but he is not a player with great distribution skills or vision. His job is to win the ball and then give to a Reed-type player.

For me, Reed is worth keeping but not at an inflated cost to the club so it all depends on what terms he wants and what JM/NW are prepared to offer.
Very good post. As you say worth keeping but not at any price. We must break the bank to keep Banjo.
We shouldn't break the bank for anyone. I like Banjo and hope we can persuade him to stay but he's not that good. There will be plenty of players available that can provide as good, if not better, options for us.

If NW wants him to stay them I'm sure he will offer him a good contract within the budget but if he wants to move on then so be it. He would leave with my best wishes as he's been a good player for us over the last few years.
[quote][p][bold]Boyer for England[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]North Lincs Minsterman[/bold] wrote: Reed is a player who is capable of putting through an incisive pass or playing the one-two ball on the edge of the box. To do this he needs two things: 1 a style of play that provides him with the time and space to look up and make a decision and 2 players around him capable of profiting from what he can do. In many games this year, the ball has by-passed him because of the (understandable and successful) no-nonsense system introduced by NW to get results. he also (in my opinion) misses Fletcher who is capable of anticipating a through ball and finding space. Penn has been a revelation in recent games - and I doubted him to start with though he was not fully match fit - but he is not a player with great distribution skills or vision. His job is to win the ball and then give to a Reed-type player. For me, Reed is worth keeping but not at an inflated cost to the club so it all depends on what terms he wants and what JM/NW are prepared to offer.[/p][/quote]Very good post. As you say worth keeping but not at any price. We must break the bank to keep Banjo.[/p][/quote]We shouldn't break the bank for anyone. I like Banjo and hope we can persuade him to stay but he's not that good. There will be plenty of players available that can provide as good, if not better, options for us. If NW wants him to stay them I'm sure he will offer him a good contract within the budget but if he wants to move on then so be it. He would leave with my best wishes as he's been a good player for us over the last few years. dadster
  • Score: 3

1:27pm Mon 19 May 14

nearlyman says...

........'If the deal is the right one '..........???? £££££ ?????
........'If the deal is the right one '..........???? £££££ ????? nearlyman
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