Hughes: Reid Can Be Better Than Ever
Blackburn Rovers boss Mark Hughes believes returning midfielder Steven Reid can be better than ever when he comes back from his long injury hell.
He told the official Rovers website: 'We are really hopeful this time round. He's done a fantastic amount of work and once we do get him back, touch wood, he'll be bigger, faster and stronger because of the amount of preparation that he has had to do just to build himself up to get him back to the level he's at now.
'Once he starts playing and once he gets games under his belt, he is going to be a great player for us.'
I don't think anyone doubts Reidy's ability, we saw in the 2005-06 when he won the prestigious MikeyGamst Player of the year award that he has the drive and ability to be a top class Premiership midfielder.
It really is just a case of his ability to stay fit (much like the impressive David Dunn). If he can do that and everyone at Rovers hopes he can... then he is invaluable. A midfield squad of Bentley, Pedersen, Tugay, Dunn, Mokoena, Peter, Savage AND Reid gives Hughes a chance to rest the likes of Dunn more often which will keep us in good shape for March/April/May.