UK time is: 06:12:19
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Steven Reid - In Profile

Vital QPR - Breaking News
JavaScript must be enabled for the RSS Scrollbox Widget to work.


Vital QPR takes a look at new loan signing Steven Reid.

Name: Steven Reid

Date of Birth: 10-03-1981 (Kingston-upon-Thames)

Former Clubs: Millwall, Blackburn Rovers

Appearances (Goals): 167 (25)

Reid came up through the ranks at Millwall after impressing scouts from a young age, and he went on to make his Lions debut in the Second Division in 1998.

He came from the bench to replace Australian international Lucas Neil for the final 20 minutes of a home defeat to AFC Bournemouth.

In the 1998-99 season Reid featured 31 times in total as he emerged as one of Millwall's finest talents as they finished within touching distance of a playoff place.

A further 24 appearances ensued in the 1999-00 season as Millwall lost out to Wigan Athletic in the Division Two playoffs - but it was Gillingham who were the ultimate victors in the final.

Despite being sent off twice and booked on a further six occasions, Reid mustered 46 appearances in a season that was ultimately successful for himself and the Lions.

Millwall achieved promotion as champions of the Second Division in front of second-placed Rotherham United, after never having previously scored, Reid contributed six goals.

The midfielder celebrated his new-found Championship status by scoring in an opening day 4-0 thumping of Norwich City, before making his international debut for the Republic of Ireland.

In a season where little was expected Millwall managed to finish fourth, before the ugly side of the club followed in their playoff semi-final defeat to Birmingham City.

Reid celebrated Millwall's surprising success more than most, as he was selected in Ireland's 2002 World Cup squad. He made two appearances in Japan/Korea in draws against Germany and Cameroon.

The midfielder scored a further seven times in 2002-03, despite only starting the season in November owing to injury. Millwall weren't so fortunate this season and missed out on a playoff spot.

His form prompted Premier League Blackburn Rovers to pay £1.85m for his services, but he had a debut to forget - being sent off against rivals Bolton Wanderers in a 2-2 draw.

Reid played a further 18 times that season for Rovers, including their Uefa Cup exit at the hands of Turkish outfit Genēlerbirliği.
Rovers avoided the dreaded drop along with Everton, with Leicester City, Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers biting the bullet and dropping back to the Football League.

In 2004-05 Reid played 34 times for Blackburn as they avoided the drop with greater comfort. He contributed two goals in the process.

The following season Reid was a virtual ever-present, featuring in 39 of Blackburn's fixtures in all competitions - another five goals were added to his tally in the process.

Only six appearances came over two seasons for Rovers owing to a back injury, followed by cruciate ligament damage.

He returned to make 25 appearances in 2007-08, but just as he seemed like putting his injury woes behind him he damaged his knee, ruling him out for the vast majority of the 2008-09 season.

Despite his injury woes, he has never lost the support of the Rovers faithful and bounced back this season with a goal against Peterborough United in the League Cup.

He has made three appearances this season before joining the R's on loan today (Thursday) in a bid to rekindle his previous form.




Have your say on The Forum

Follow us on Twitter






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Boxer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 19 2009

Time: 7:25PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Charlie At The Double (Monday October 27 2014)

QPR v Aston Villa - Match Preview (Monday October 27 2014)

One to Watch - Brad Guzan (Sunday October 26 2014)

Late Heartbreak For QPR (Sunday October 19 2014)

QPR v Liverpool - Match Preview (Saturday October 18 2014)

Duo Loaned Out (Friday October 10 2014)

Where Do We Go From Here? (Monday October 6 2014)

Rangers Humbled By Hammers (Sunday October 5 2014)

Archived Queens Park Rangers Articles

List All Vital QPR Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. QPR4Me 37
2. Superhoop50 18
3. DMD_QPR 15
4. The Uncredibale Hulk 14
5. jezza99 13
6. rodneeranger 13
7. silvertrowel 12
8. paulrangers 9
9. sandydl 8
10. danielqpr 6

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 2 - 0 Aston Villa
Q.P.R. 2 - 3 Liverpool
West Ham 2 - 0 Q.P.R.
Southampton 2 - 1 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 2 - 2 Stoke
Man Utd 4 - 0 Q.P.R.

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Newcastle 9 2 4 3 -5 10
15. Aston Villa 9 3 1 5 -10 10
16. Crystal Palace 9 2 3 4 -3 9
17. Leicester City 9 2 3 4 -4 9
18. Sunderland 9 1 5 3 -9 8
19. Q.P.R. 9 2 1 6 -10 7
20. Burnley 9 0 4 5 -11 4

Breaking League News

Swansea Hopeful Sigurdsson & Ki Will Return
» Swansea : 30/10/2014 20:52:00
Swansea City Have Fernandez Red Card Rescinded
» Swansea : 30/10/2014 20:44:00
Irvine Expecting Tough Leicester Encounter
» WBA : 30/10/2014 17:12:00
Varela Resumes Full Training
» WBA : 30/10/2014 17:07:00
Koeman Delighted With Second Stoke Win
» Southampton : 30/10/2014 16:55:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do QPR need to strengthen most?
Suggested By:  Boxer
Goalkeeper 7%
Defender 22%
Midfielder 7%
Forward 64%