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Jol on... Reid

Posted on 3 February 2005  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Martin Jol suspects Andy Reid will bring some sparkle to our play down the flanks.


The Republic of Ireland leftie joined up on Monday and trained with the team for the first time on Wednesday and the Head Coach feels the 22-year-old will prove to be a big asset to the squad.


"It seemed to be the longest running transfer talk in the history of football!" laughed the Dutchman. "We've got him here now and I think he will be a big asset because maybe we lack a bit of sparkle on the flanks.


"I think Andy will bring us good things with his dribbling, passing - he can change play as well - and I am very pleased to have him."


Martin added that Reid ability to hold the ball up and run with it will offer the central midfielders more freedom to push forward in support of attacks.


"He can play infield as well and we have more options now. We will be more creative and that is what I want, against Bolton we worked hard and the midfield did well, but you need someone who can hold the ball and run with it - giving other players the opportunity to support.


"He will give this option to us and I know the supporters will help him and welcome him. I hope he will not need much time to settle in our team."