Southampton fans react on Twitter to Harrison Reed joining Fulham on loan

Harrison Reed during a Southampton FC training session at the Staplewood Campus on August 14, 2018 in Southampton, England.

The Saints academy graduate is to spend another season away from St Mary's Stadium as he joins the Craven Cottage side on loan.

Harrison Reed during a Southampton FC training session at the Staplewood Campus on August 14, 2018 in Southampton, England.

A number of Southampton fans have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on the news that Harrison Reed has joined Fulham on loan for the rest of the season.

The 24-year-old midfielder has come through the ranks at St Mary's Stadium, making his debut in 2013, but is yet to fully establish himself in the first team, with 30 senior appearances under his belt (Transfermarkt), though the Saints say they look forward to monitoring his continued progress (official website).

 

 

As reported by the official Cottagers website, Reed made his professional debut for Southampton in 2013 against Barnsley, coming off the bench in a 5-1 win in the League Cup, then his Premier League bow came in the same season against Manchester City, before making his first start a year later in a 3-0 win over Everton.

Reed, a versatile player who can turn out in defensive midfield as well in the centre of the park and on the right-hand side (Transfermarkt), spent last season on loan at Blackburn Rovers, having been at Norwich City for the 2017-18 season.

Norwich player Harrison Reed in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Norwich City at Cardiff City Stadium on December 1, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

With his contract at Southampton taking him until the summer of 2021, another solid season for the player could see him come into Ralph Hasenhuttl's plans moving forward.

But judging by some of the fan reaction on social media, there was some real hope that this term would have been the one, hence why a number of fans aren't best pleased:

Paddy McNair of Sunderland (L) shoots but has his shot blocked by Harrison Reed of Southampton (R) during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Southampton and Sunderland at St Mary's...

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