NEWTOWN have moved to replace last season's leading scorer Jason Oswell by signing striker Jamie Reed from Llandudno.
A former Wrexham goal getter who was loaned to Aberystwyth for half a season after previous loan spells at Glentoran and Colwyn Bay, Reed returned to the Racecourse in January 2008 after netting nine Welsh Premier goals but, after a further loan spell at Tamworth, was released by Wrexham and signed a one-year deal at Rhyl.
After a year with the Lilywhites, he left in May 2009 to try and break into Major League Soccer in the USA. However, he soon returned to the UK and, after trialing with several clubs, joined Bangor City, where he was leading scorer in season 2009/10.
Reed was allowed to join Dandenong Thunder in the Victorian Premier League for the summer and then rturned to Farrar Road to notch 17 goals in the first half of the season before moving to York City in the Blue Square Premier. After helping the Minstermen gain promotion to League Two and winning the FA Trophy, he moved on to Cambridge United and then Chester before returning to Australia, where he scored 13 goals in 24 appearances for South Melbourne.
The 29-yera-old went full-time again with TNS in November 2014 but returned to Aberystwyth on-loan, eight years after making his debut for the Seasiders. He left TNS by mutual consent in January 2016 and signed for Llandudno, leaving six months later and to rejoin Bangor, but was back at Maesdu Park in January this year.
Reed has scored 81 goals from his 139 (+27) Welsh Premier appearances to date.