Stevenage Town have signed striker Jamie Reid from Mansfield Town. The 26-year-old has agreed terms on an undisclosed fee after one season in the East Midlands, scoring seven goals, the League Two club has confirmed.
Reid joined Mansfield last summer after a explosive few seasons in the National League with Torquay scoring 78 goals in 144 appearances.
Opportunities this season at Mansfield would have been limited after the Stags signed Rhys Oates from Hartlepool and Danny Johnson from Leyton Orient.
Reid spent last campaign in and out of the Mansfield line-up as he competed with the likes of Jordan Bowery and Tyrese Sinclair.
At Stevenage however, he will potentially be seen as a replacement for Danny Newton who departed The Lamex Stadium after four seasons at the club in which he made 115 appearances, scoring 26 goals.
Reid’s new manager, Alex Revell spoke about the Northern Irishman’s arrival to the Stevenage website: “Jamie is a player that we have had a strong interest in for over a year now and we are delighted to finally welcome him to the football club.”
“Jamie is a fantastic addition to this talented group, and the players will welcome him into our family to help get him ready for the challenge ahead.”
While Reid added: “I am delighted to get this done, I had a chance to come here last season but for whatever reason I went in another direction. I now cannot wait to get started.”
If Reid is given a significant run of games, he could go on a goalscoring run and help push Stevenage closer towards the play-off places. Although he could only manage seven goals last season, it seems likely that he will get closer to his non-league numbers under Alex Revell.
The League Two side will want to build on last season and challenge for the top seven, potentially paving the way for them to get into League One.