Reid is happy to stay at Dorchester

EYE FOR GOAL: Jamie Reid is currently the Magpies’ top scorer

EYE FOR GOAL: Jamie Reid is currently the Magpies’ top scorer

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LOAN star Jamie Reid has revealed he would jump at the chance to prolong his stay at Dorchester Town.

The Exeter City youngster is currently the Magpies’ leading marksman with three goals from seven appearances.

His present loan deal is due to expire at the end of this month but the striker would be more than happy to extend his stint with the county town outfit.

“Of course I would,” Reid told Echosport. “I love it here. The manager’s great and I really like it here at Dorchester.

“I just want to get as many games and as many goals as I can while I’m here.

“I’m really enjoying it here. I’ve got two goals in my last two games and I’ve been training really hard at Exeter. I just want to keep it going.”

Reid arrived at the Avenue back in July and it didn’t take long for the teenager to settle into his new surroundings.

He added: “The lads were really welcoming when I first came here and it’s so much easier to play well when you’re comfortable around the people you’re playing with.

“There is a real team ethic and a real team bond. We all want to work hard for each other. This is a real test for me but I’m enjoying it.

“It’s much harder than I thought it was going to be but I feel I’m getting stronger and this experience will only help me when I go back to Exeter.”

Upon his eventual return to St James’ Park, Reid is hoping to follow in the footsteps of fellow forward, and former Magpie, Tom Nichols.

The latter bagged nine goals for Dorchester last term in a fruitful loan spell before breaking into the Grecians’ first team during pre-season.

Reid said: “I spoke to Tom before I came here and he is a really good player. We are a similar age but he’s gone on to the first team and I want to do something similar.

“I just want to get in amongst it and the only way I will do that is by trying my hardest – which I am doing.”

And Reid’s efforts have already yielded two match-winning strikes in the Magpies’ previous two outings.

The first was a thunderbolt of a free-kick in injury-time against Eastleigh while the second was another ferocious drive, this time in open play, against Chelmsford at the weekend.

The hitman, who will be looking to add to his tally at AFC Hornchurch on Saturday, added: “I was delighted with Saturday’s goal – it wasn’t too bad – especially as it was the only goal in the game, which obviously got us the three points, which was nice.

“As for the free-kick, I don’t think I’ll hit many more as good as that.”

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