Loanee Louis lands with Town at second attempt and is ready for Boro challenge

Chesterfield loanee Louis Reed couldn't wait to get on a flight on Tuesday to join up with his new team-mates.

Thursday, 13th July 2017, 9:00 am
Updated Thursday, 31st August 2017, 3:13 pm
Louis Reed is a Spireite for a season (Pic: Tina Jenner)
Louis Reed is a Spireite for a season (Pic: Tina Jenner)

So it was slightly concerning for the Sheffield United midfielder when his plane touched down on Portuguese soil, only to take to the sky again.

Luckily for the 19-year-old it was a momentary glitch and he was able to arrive at Vila Real de Santo Antonio midway through the second half of Chesterfield’s 0-0 draw with Benfica B.

He was determined to be part of their pre-season tour in order to make his acquaintance with the rest of Gary Caldwell’s squad.

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“When we landed at Faro the plane took back off again so I thought I might not get here until tomorrow so I’m just happy to be here now,” said the youngster who inked a season-long loan deal on Tuesday morning.

“I think that was the key thing, that was why I wanted to get out here as soon as possible and was happy to come out on a flight on my own.

“I think the earlier you get to know your team-mates the better you stand for the season.”

Reed hopes to play a part in Saturday’s friendly against Middlesbrough.

By the time the Spireites enter the field of play at Complexo Desportivo once again, Reed will have had the chance to train on a number of occasions.

But having been involved in the early part of Sheffield United’s pre-season regime, he should be quite quickly up to speed, so he’s already looking forward to his first taste of match action.

“Middlesbrough will be a tough opposition but I’m certainly ready for a challenge and I’m sure the lads are as well.”