SOLIHULL Moors have announced the signing of striker Alex Reid on a season-long loan from Stockport County.
The 26-year-old returns to the club having scored four goals in 15 appearances during a previous loan spell in the 2017/18 campaign.
Reid scored key goals as the club retained its status in the division, with the former Aston Villa youngster netting the decisive goal at Tranmere Rovers in April 2018 to complete the great escape.
Reid said: “I’m excited and it feels like I am back home, given I was born just around the corner in Birmingham.
“I had a loan spell here previously and whenever I’ve played against Solihull, it always seemed like a home away from home. I’m happy to be here and raring to get going.
“I’ll always back myself when given the opportunity. I feel like I’m pretty proven at this level and the last time I had a run of games I scored 21 goals so that’s what I’m here to do.”
Manager Neal Ardley added: “Alex is someone we looked to bring in during the second half of last season. Unfortunately, with Stockport doing so well and Alex wanting to be a part of that, we couldn’t quite do it.
“He’s a natural goal scorer, proven at the level and will fit our style with his movement and pace.
“If we attack like we did last season, he will score a number of goals and his record suggests he will.”
Reid is a proven goalscorer at National League level and has enjoyed spells at Wrexham, Stevenage, AFC Fylde, Ebbsfleet United and Dagenham and Redbridge.
More recently, Reid ended the 2020/21 season as Stockport’s joint top scorer with 21 goals in all competitions – only three players scored more than his 17 in the fifth tier that season.
And Reid’s three goals in 21 appearances last term helped Stockport become National League champions as Dave Challinor’s side returned to the Football League after an 11-year absence.
There is no recall option in place for Stockport County at any point of the loan deal.