Portsmouth handed major injury boost by former Manchester United, Birmingham City and Swansea City attacker

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
Jayden Reid is closing in on a Pompey injury comeback.

Reid is nearing the next step of his return, with training with the rest of Danny Cowley’s squad earmarked for later this week.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

That will be a significant landmark for the 21-year-old who has been out since July, after a horrible landing following a challenge from Cameron Pring in a friendly at Bristol City.

That moment came off the back of a year on the sidelines for the former Manchester United, Birmingham City and Swansea City talent.

That contract was extended with the Luton-born talent returning at full throttle in pre-season, looking impressive in training and warm-up games before his latest setback.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Reid has once again earned praise for the manner in which he’s dealt with the disappointment, with Cowley delighted he’s nearing his next rehab landmark.

Jayden Reid. Picture: Rogan/Fever PitchJayden Reid. Picture: Rogan/Fever Pitch
Jayden Reid. Picture: Rogan/Fever Pitch

He said: ‘Jayden is close to training on the grass and training on the grass with the group.

‘He’s a great kid - always smiling.

‘He’s had a real difficult time of it. I feel really sorry for him, but he never feels sorry for himself.

‘He always comes in with a positive mindset and tackles every challenge that has come his way.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

‘We will all be very proud of him when we see him back on the pitch doing what he does best.’

The Pompey boss explained his injury issues have had no impact on the attacking talent’s searing pace, which placed him at the head of the senior squad in pre-season.

Cowley added: ‘He’s a top player. He’s the quickest in the group.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

‘Jayden is the first player in the group who’s gone over 10m per second in pre-season. That’s seriously athletic.

‘He’s got real quality, but he just needs a little bit of luck and he needs a run to find his rhythm and allow him to do what he does best.’

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.