West Brom boss Di Matteo: Reid can extend career at centre-back

West Bromwich Albion boss Roberto di Matteo has told midfielder Steven Reid he knows how he can extend his career. Di Matteo says the 29 year-old has everything to succeed as a centre-back.

West Bromwich Albion boss Roberto di Matteo has told midfielder Steven Reid he knows how he can extend his career.

Di Matteo says the 29 year-old has everything to succeed as a centre-back.

He said: “He is a fantastic player and a fantastic guy for us. I was pleased with his performance at centre-back.

“And I think that’s his future - I think he can extend his career playing at centre-back.

“The game is in front of him, he doesn’t have to do as many twists or turns. That’s my personal view.

“The good thing about Steven is that he’s very versatile.

“He’s played in midfield, last season as full-back and was an emergency centre-back for us on Monday. I have no reservations he can do that."

 
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