City Old Boy News

According to The League paper, West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce has sent his scouts to watched former Coventry City youngster Craig Reid.

The Stevenage player, who can play up front or in midfield, is according to the paper, likely to be the subject of a £600k bid when the transfer window re-opens in January.

Coventry born Reid started out at Ipswich but returned to Coventry to replace Roy O'Donovan. After two good seasons for City Reserves where he scored over thirty goals, he was released by Micky Adams and joined Cheltenham Town where he made his Football League debut.

Former City loanee Dean Holdsworth gave him a chance at Newport County and Reid banged in over fifty goals in a season and a half before joining Stevenage in a club record move in January 2010.