Rushall Olympic sign winger Rackeem Reid

Rushall Olympic have completed their first signing of the summer after beating off plenty of interest from elsewhere to secure the services of Rackeem Reid.

The 24 year-old right winger impressed greatly last season for Quorn in the United Counties League and manager, Liam McDonald, is looking forward to seeing what he can do at a higher level.

“I am excited to have him on board,” he said. “He comes with a big reputation in the UCL and will add even more power and pace to the crop we already have here.

“It will be good to work with him and help in his overall development in the game and I am sure that he will do an excellent job for us once it is safe for football to return.”

The former Chasetown scholar also counts Belper Town and Long Eaton United amongst his former clubs.

“There was a fair bit of interest in me on the table,” admitted Reid. “It was the vision and ambition of the club that drew me here.

“This is a local club that is trying to do things the right way and it’s a privilege to be here and be part of it.

“I am looking forward to getting started; I’d say that I was quick on the ball, like to go at players and ready to make this step up.

“I don’t mind being the underdog and I really want to show what I can do. The Gaffer wants to help me develop and grow as a player and it will be good to be working with such a young and bright coaching staff that we have here.

“I know that I can improve and progress here and that was a big draw for me.

“The Gaffer has set me a target of ten goals but I always aim for at least 15 and obviously I also want to be well amongst the assists and help the team as much as I can.

“It’s my intention to keep working hard and maintain the high standards that I have always set myself at this higher level.”

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