Jake Reed happy to be at Lowestoft Town
Lowestoft Town may have found themselves a new hero after Jake Reed hit four goals on his home debut during the Trawlerboys' 5-0 hammering of Carshalton Athletic.
The 22-year-old, who signed Ryman League Premier forms with the club last week, showed he had lost none of the predatory skills that convinced Dagenham & Redbridge to pluck the forward from Great Yarmouth in 2011.
Lee Smith completed the scoring before the break in a superb first half performance from the Blues but it was Reed's display that had fans talking with the striker looking to have finally filled the void left by Jack Defty's absence through injury.
'I'm quite happy with the four goals – it seems like I haven't scored in a long while obviously being away at Dagenham but I'm glad to be involved and playing again,' he said. 'Everything seemed to keep coming to me and I just kept putting them away. It's not always like that!'
Reed's disappointment at the move to Dagenham & Redbridge not working out has been tempered by the chance to come home and get some games with Lowestoft.
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On the evidence of Saturday, the Daggers' loss is certainly the Blues' gain.
'This is my hometown and this is my local club and it's always one of the best things to play for your home town isn't it,' he said. 'When I was released by Dagenham I've got a few mates and they rang a few clubs and that's how it came about. This is was always where I was going to end up.'
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While Reed looks to have taken over the goalscoring mantle from Defty, the forward is looking forward to playing alongside the former King's Lynn man when he returns from a broken leg towards the end of the year.
'It would be great to play with Jack,' he said. 'He's a really good player and I think it would be great to play with him. 'I think I could play off him and grab a few more goals – that's definitely something to look forward to.'