‘I loved my time at Norwich’ – Rovers midfielder Reed relishing Canaries reunion
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Harrison Reed admits Saturday's clash with Norwich City will 'mean a bit more' to him, as he experiences playing against a former club for the first time.
The 23-year-old midfielder has missed just one league game since joining on loan from Southampton, having made 43 appearances for the Canaries last season.
'It'll be a tough game as they are second in the league and are in good form,' Reed said ahead of the Ewood Park battle.
'The three points will give us a nice boost going into the Christmas period and will also give us confidence going into two big games against Leeds and then Sheffield United.
'It's a new thing for me to play against a former side. It's not something I've ever done, and I will be treating it as any other game. But with it being an old team, it will mean a bit more.
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'I loved my time at Norwich last season and learned a lot from the experience. It was my first real taste of senior football week in, week out.
'I learnt a lot about myself there and went back to Southampton in the summer a different player.'
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The former England Under-20 international ended up playing right-back for much of the second half of last season with City and has found himself mainly on the right of midfield for Rovers so far.
His free-kick did also set up Danny Graham's opener during last weekend's 2-2 home draw with Birmingham, claiming a third assist of the season, with two goals to his name as well.
'I love it here with the lads and we're unlucky to be five points off the play-offs,' Reed added, speaking to Rovers' official website.
'We have a tough period coming up and we'll see where we are when we come out the other side.
'It's gone a little bit better than I'd have expected. I'm looking forward to helping the team more.
'I had to bide my time a little bit. I listen to the instructions from the manager and look to implement that when I go on the pitch.
'The manager has been exceptional. I've really taken to him and I understand he's a really caring guy. He gives me the freedom, and that's what every player needs. I play with confidence under him.'