The Saints midfielder is away from St Mary’s this term and already he has become a fan favourite at Craven Cottage.

Southampton academy graduate Harrison Reed has issued an update on how his loan spell at Fulham is going and it’s positive news for the Saints faithful as he seems to be progressing nicely away from St Mary’s.

The 24-year-old has come through the ranks at Southampton, making his debut in 2013, but is yet to fully establish himself in the first team, with 30 senior appearances under his belt (Transfermarkt).

On transfer deadline day, Reed completed a season-long loan move to Fulham (official Southampton website), and to date he has made seven appearances for the Cottagers including four Championship starts (Transfermarkt).

Reed has already become a fan favourite at the London club, their official website noting that a “quick look on Twitter” relating to the player brings up phrases such as ‘elite baller’, ‘little rottweiler’, and ‘Fulham’s N’Golo Kante’, and the St Mary’s loanee was asked about how that felt.

“You see little bits, It’s like anything, you try not to read too much into it,” Reed told the Fulham website. “But I do hear things and obviously it’s a real good feeling for me, a confidence booster to see and hear that the work I’m doing on the pitch in front of the fans is leaving them with a good impression.

“I had a three or four game spell in the team and felt like I was settling in well, becoming stronger physically, learning how we play, everything becoming more automatic. The last two games I didn’t start but I felt like I had a positive impact when I came on against Charlton. I’ve just got to look to build on that now and hopefully get back in the team.”

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.

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), Reed spent last season on loan at Blackburn Rovers, having previously been at Norwich City for the 2017-18 season.

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