Damian Reeves Signs

Damian Reeves Signs

Gainsborough Trinity have moved to bolster their attacking options ahead of the 2018/19 season with the signing of experienced striker Damian Reeves. Reeves joins the Holy Blues after a season with Shaw Lane where he scored on 23 occasions and led the side on a FA Cup run which culminated in a First Round tie with Mansfield Town.

A non-league stalwart, he has been a top non-league striker for a number of years, since being released by Leeds United at the age of 19. Reeves was a top target for manager Lee Sinnott, with the pair linking up again after an impressive time together at Farsley Celtic and Altrincham. For the latter, Reeves became somewhat of a fan-favourite, scoring over 80 goals, most notably in a 1-0 win over Barnsley in the FA Cup. Reeves stated he "did not hesitate" in joining the club when asked by his old boss.

Reacting to the signing, Sinnott said: "We are delighted to bring Damian to Gainsborough, we worked together (at Farsley and Altrincham), where he played some of his best football". With numerous 'top scorer' titles to his name, Sinnott hopes that he will hit the ground running also claiming Reeves "comes alive in the box and is a constant threat".

This was then emphasised by the striker who left an invitation to his new teammates "put the ball in the box and I’ll score". This was the latest signing in what has been an impressive and calculated summer recruitment by the management team, with a concentration on improving the "spine of the team".

Sinnott went onto say "We’ve been really happy with the moves the club have made this summer, we have retained a number of key members and added some experience at this level too". The signings of Joe Maguire and Jon Stewart solidify the defence and adds options to the current crop of players. This comes after the important re-signing of last season’s top-scorer Ashley Worsfold and Trinity will hoping that this partnership will flourish as the club bids to bounce back at the first time of asking.

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