Striker Nicky can’t wait to bring his positivity to Penicuik

Nicky Reid says pulling on the Penicuik shirt has always been an ambition of his.

Nicky Reid - Penicuik Athletic
Nicky Reid - Penicuik Athletic

The local side recently announced the signing of the forward, who is from the area, with his capture sure to excite the Cuikie following - once they can return to the ground.

Equally comfortable up front or deeper, Reid has previously spent time within the Hibernian Youth Academy, before moving into Spartans, breaking into their first team squad aged just 16 at the start of last season, bagging a number of goals including a memorable winner up at Deveronvale in the Scottish Cup.

The club’s new number 23 said: “I’ve always wanted to play for Penicuik, ever since I moved here I’ve seen the ground walking past on a day to day basis and I’ve always wanted to play here.

“It’ll feel brilliant, I can’t wait.

“I think I can bring positivity going forward.

“Pace and energy, trying to get into the final third.

“Score some goals and hopefully win some titles.”

Club boss Tony Begg says his new signing fits the mould of the kind of player he wants to attract to the club.

“I’m delighted to bring Nicky to Penicuik,” said the gaffer.

“He’s a local boy and that identity is important to me.

“He’ll offer us an excellent option in the attacking third, with his pace and finishing.

“He’s someone I’ve worked with in the past, and I know he’ll fit right into our dressing room and I’m looking forward to working with him again.”

The area’s East of Scotland League clubs this week learned where they will begin their 2020/21 league season.

The campaign is scheduled to kick off on October 10 with Penicuik hosting Broxburn Athletic.

Whitehill Welfare are also at home, they welcome Fife side Dundonald Bluebell.

Newtongrange Star host Camelon, Dalkeith Thistle entertain Edinburgh United, Arniston Rangers are away from home to Kennoway Star Hearts with Easthouses Lily at home to Eyemouth.

In the Lowland League Bonnyrigg Rose make the journey to Gala Fairydean.