Aberdeen's Aaron Reid joins Airdrie as Rhys McCabe hails 'natural goalscorer'

Aaron Reid's talents have been hailed by Airdrie boss Rhys McCabe
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Airdrie have secured the services of Aberdeen striker Aaron Reid just days after the sides were drawn together in the Premier Sports Cup group stages.

Following the announcement of defender Dylan MacDonald's transfer from Lowland League winners East Kilbride yesterday, Rhys McCabe has now brought in Reid, whose contract with Aberdeen has come to an end, reports the Daily Record.

Reid will be joining his ex-Reds teammate Mason Hancock at New Broomfield having gained experience through several loan stints, playing in the lower divisions with teams such as Elgin City, Peterhead and Formartine.

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The 20-year-old striker shared his enthusiasm on the club's official website: "I'm a holdup striker that can go down the channels and in behind as well, so I've kinda got a bit of everything about me to be honest!

"After speaking to the manager about the way that Airdrie play, I think the style would suit me very well - so I think it's a bit of a no-brainer for me. This would be the best place for me to continue my development.

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"I know Mason quite well, so I've been keeping an eye on how he's been doing. Looking at results and watching some of the games, I've been really impressed with what I've seen. I'm looking forward to getting going."

Manager Rhys McCabe expressed his delight at signing the 6'4' striker, stating: "We've done a wee bit of work in terms of Aaron, he's a striker who offers something different to what we have just now. He's at a good age, and he's done really well wherever he's been.

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"He's had a good pedigree growing up at Aberdeen, and went out to play men's football and banged loads of goals in. He's a natural goalscorer, and another one who fits the club's model with attributes that we can develop and kick on to another level. In terms of the fundamentals, he's certainly got talent in abundance."

The Diamonds are set to return for pre-season training later this month and will commence their competitive 2024/25 campaign in the Premier Sports Cup at home against East Kilbride in the group stages before heading north to face the Dons at Pittodrie.