This season was a bit of a waste for young Harrison Reed, a bulldog of a defensive midfielder, who is highly rated by many fans. Reed had three first team appearances this season, two in the Europa League and one in the Premier League.
Reed couldn't seem to find the respect and favor of Ronald Koeman. This was most notable when Saints signed Oriol Romeu, while pushing James Ward-Prowse to DM as well. Reed, who finds himself as 5th-choice now, couldn't buy time on the pitch.
He is a good player when in though, and it is supremely disappointing that Reed can't find playing time. It almost feels like we are wasting his talent out there. He is a relatively creative player, who makes strong tackles and plays up to players far bigger than him. He is a small dude, but a fighter.
This may be an important offseason for Reed. With Koeman gone, he may be able to gain the favor of a new manager, while he may also be good for a season-long loan. Either way, Reed has a bright future in football.
SMM FINAL GRADE: 5/10
SMM Summary: The score isn't Reed's fault, really. He can't seem to find a spot in the XI, regardless of the competition. We would all love to see Reed in a few more teams next season, and hope the next manager will take a liking to this small, but tough, menace in the midfield.