Lowestoft Town re-sign striker Jake Reed

SIGN HERE: Jake Reed signs on the dotted line as he seals his return to Crown Meadow, alongside Lowe

SIGN HERE: Jake Reed signs on the dotted line as he seals his return to Crown Meadow, alongside Lowestoft Town FC chairman Gary Keyzor. Picture: MICK HOWES. - Credit: Archant

Lowestoft Town have moved swiftly to sign striker Jake Reed from Suffolk rivals AFC Sudbury.

Club officials expressed their delight at the return of Reed, who played a pivotal role in helping the Trawlerboys finally achieve promotion to the Vanarama Conference North.

And the frontman will go straight into the squad for tomorrow's trip to Hyde – as he bolsters the Blues impressive striking options of Chris Henderson, Shaun Bammant, Jefferson Louis and Bradley Woods-Garness.

Joint Blues boss Ady Gallagher said: 'We are delighted to have Jake back at the club. Everyone is thrilled and it gives us another great option up front.'

After joining Lowestoft last October, Reed finished the season as the club's leading scorer as he hit 20 goals in 36 appearances.

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But after promotion was secured, it wasn't enough to convince the former Dagenham & Redbridge striker to stay – as the 23-year-old opted to join Ryman League Division One North side AFC Sudbury in June.

After successive man of the match performances in his most recent matches for the Trawlerboys – the memorable play off semi final win over Bognor Regis Town and the final success over AFC Hornchurch – Reed has returned to Lowestoft and he is now determined to get back to firing on all cylinders in front of goal.

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Admitting he can't wait to wear his hometown's blue shirt once more, Reed said: 'I am pleased to be back and now I just want to get back to scoring some goals. Obviously you get a real buzz when you play for your hometown, and I can't wait to get back playing again.'

Club officials were delighted that Reed had returned to the Crown Meadow.

A club spokesman said: 'Reed signed a contract with the club and will go straight into the squad for the Trawlerboys match at Hyde on Saturday.

'The club would like to say a big thank you to AFC Sudbury, who have been very accommodating in helping us push the deal through to ensure he was available for this weekend.

'Everyone at Lowestoft Town welcomes Reed back home and wishes him all the best in his second spell with the club.'

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