Cardiff forward Bobby Reid has made a solid start to life on loan with the Bluebirds’ Championship rivals Fulham, despite having not yet managed to cement his place in Scott Parker’s starting line-up.
Reid scored five goals in 27 Premier League appearances during his first season at Cardiff last term, but Neil Warnock then agreed for the former Bristol City man join Fulham on transfer deadline day back in August.
This came after Reid played the full 90 minutes during Cardiff’s opening match of the season away at Wigan, with the 26-year-old then deciding to push for a move to join the Cottagers just days later.
The attacker has featured in every one of Fulham matches since joining his new side, excluding the clash with his parent club, which he has now made nine league appearances for the West London outfit.
However, he has only managed to make the starting line-up on four occasions in the league. Reid has struggled to cement a regular position in the Fulham side, despite delivering a series of largely impressive performances where he has been unlucky to have not yet found the net.
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Parker has been deploying him in a variety of wide and central attacking areas, but he arguably delivered his best performance in a Fulham shirt when supporting Alexsandar Mitrovic in attack during their last outing.
Reid came off the bench against Charlton to play a starring role in Fulham’s second-half performance which saw them secure a 2-2 draw with Lee Bowyer’s side, and he should now be in contention for a starting place against Stoke this weekend.
The Bristol City youth product has taken some time to get up to speed with things at Craven Cottage, but he now seems ready to make a significant contribution to Fulham’s promotion efforts this term.