Dec 15

Reid: Cirencester will stay up

Cirencester’s midfield workhorse Jamie Reid says he has no doubts they can recover from a dire start to the season.

With the club currently 21st and second from bottom in the Evo-Stik South, most people seem pessimistic about the clubs chances of survival, writes Sam Hill. But Reid remains upbeat about their current run of form.

He said: ‘‘There’s over half the season left and plenty of points to play for. We’ve been unlucky not to get more points on the board by losing by the odd goal in a few games.

‘‘But there’s plenty in the dressing room to get us climbing up the league.”

After Ciren’s one-nil win away at Arlesey on Tuesday evening, Reid says confidence is high: ‘’It was wet, windy and not very glamorous but we got the win we were looking for and that’s all that mattered.

‘’Despite our league position the lads are confident and we’ve made that three unbeaten with three clean sheets- smiles are starting to appear on faces.”

If the men in red and black can beat Stourbridge this weekend they could potentially go five points off the bottom, so local lad Reid reckons it’s all to play for.

‘‘It will be a tough test against Stourbridge this Saturday, they are established in this league now and will be looking for a top six finish,’’ he said.

‘‘It’s not season defining for us at Ciren, it’s just another game we will be looking to get a result from.”

With Stourbridge in 9th place and boasting a stunning home record that includes six wins and no losses, this Saturday’s game will be far from a walk in the park for Brian Hughes’ men. But Reid assures fans that Hughes is the right man for the job.

He said: “He’s working very hard to make Ciren town a success, football is what he lives for, he’s got faith in us as players and it’s about time we repaid the faith by getting some results.

‘‘We are looking more and more confident and working harder and harder, it was only a matter of time before we turn the corner.”

Reid, Hughes and everyone else at Ciren will be hoping they can make it four in a row without defeat, against a Stourbridge side who’ve struggled slightly since their FA Cup exploits.

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