GOALKEEPER Scott Reed made his debut for Winsford United this week.

Reed, who was recently released by Northwich Victoria, kept a clean sheet as Blues drew 0-0 at home with title-chasing Longridge Town.

He kept his place in the side for Monday night’s North West Counties Premier Division home clash with Whitchurch Alport, which the visitors won 2-1.

Alex Hughes (10) put Alport ahead and the game was only nailed four minutes into added time when Stephen Jones doubled the lead.

There was still time for a Winsford consolation effort from Sam Madeley two minutes later.

Reed, who came through the junior ranks at Manchester United, Liverpool and Swansea City, has ambitions of playing in the Football League.

But now is focus is giving his all for Lee Duckworth’s side.

“As long as I have a target and a goal whether I make it to the Football League or not it gives me something to strive for every training session and game I play,” said Reed.

“I am one of the next generations of goalkeeper who has been brought up on having to be as good with my feet as the 10 in front of me. I’ll give my all on the pitch and hopefully win some vital points for the team.”

Reed describes his time representing Wales as the highlight of his career so far.

“Highlight has definitely got to be representing my country Wales at youth level and winning the 2015 Victory Shield, and being part of an incredible squad with many good names.”

United have two scheduled fixtures in the week ahead.

They visit Runcorn Town on Saturday, kick-off 3pm, and then host Barnoldswick at Barton Stadium on Monday, kick-off 7.45pm.

Mike Parsons