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Birmingham City make decision over on-loan striker

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Striker Jayden Reid has been recalled from his loan spell with Walsall by parent club Birmingham City, the League Two club have confirmed.

Reid joined Walsall on loan back in the January transfer, after spending the first half of the season on loan with the Saddlers’ League Two rivals Barrow, where he made 12 appearances without scoring.

Following his move to the Bescot Stadium, Reid made just a single appearance for Walsall, when he was substituted at half time of a goalless draw with Exeter City earlier this month.

It has now been announced that the two clubs have mutually agreed to allow Reid to return to Birmingham for the remainder of the season, where he will train and play for the club’s Under 23s side.

Prior to his loan moves away this season, the 19-year-old had made for appearances in all competitions for the Blues.

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As things stand, there are just a few months remaining on Reid’s contract with Birmingham, meaning he could be a free agent come the end of this season.

The Verdict

This does seem to be a sensible decision to make with regards to Reid.

Given he did not really get the game time he would have wanted at Walsall, it is hard to imagine that the striker was really benefitting from his time at the club.

As a result, a return to Birmingham does at least give him the opportunity to impress behind the scenes, as he potentially looks to secure himself a new deal at St Andrew’s.

However, given things haven’t really worked out for him at two League Two clubs this season, you do wonder whether the Blues may be somewhat cautious about a new deal for the teenager now.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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