TORQUAY United’s top scorer Jamie Reid has signed a new contract with the Devon club.

Reid enjoyed three separate loan spells with United prior to signing permanently in October 2017, however, it was not until Gary Johnson’s arrival as boss in September that the former Exeter City player cemented his place as one of United’s leading strikers.

He has scored 21 goals in 33 games so far this season, including a brace in Saturday’s 7-2 win over Oxford City.

“I’m buzzing. I’m happy to be here and obviously we’re on a good run,” said Reid.

“I’ve extended my contract because things are going well for me on the pitch; I like the way we play football. We’ve got a good group of players and there’s no reason why I would want to leave.”

Reid was quick to point out the part his team-mates have played in his success this season.

“The fast, attacking football we play I think suits me,” he said. “The other boys round me have been brilliant, with the midfielders, the wingers and the full-backs coming on, attacking and creating lots of chances. Me and Saikou [Janneh] are reaping the benefits from everyone else’s hard work.”

Torquay boss Gary Johnson said: “It’s fantastic news that Jamie Reid has decided to commit to the football club for the foreseeable future.

“Jamie has had a wonderful season and he’s a very important member of our squad. He is someone that has been at the club for some time and been involved in the ups and downs – mainly downs. His loyalty deserves to be rewarded and we must congratulate him on his goal prowess this season, and also his commitment to the management staff and his team-mates. I’m sure the supporters will see this as a major signing.”

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