Nottingham Forest supporters have taken to Twitter to pick Andy Reid as the best left-winger to play for the club during the last decade.

The ex-Republic of Ireland international came out on top of the vote ahead of Michail Antonio. Current star Joe Lolley and Oliver Burke were also up for selection.

Reid is adored by those of a Forest persuasion. In two different spells with the club, he played 290 matches, scoring 43 goals.

Andy Reid; Nottingham Forest (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

In 2005, Reid joined Tottenham along with Michael Dawson. He would also taste Premier League action with Sunderland and Charlton, prior to his return to the City Ground.

The Irishman was lured back to Trentside by Steve McClaren. In his second spell at the club, he played 130 times.

During his last two seasons at the club, a groin injury restricted him to just six appearances. Reid announced his retirement from the game in 2016.


The former wizard of a winger won this latest supporters vote with 54% of the votes. It was a two-horse race between Reid and Antonio who scored 39%.

Lolley was worth 5% of the votes, with just 1% voting for Burke.

Antonio was electric in his own right but was perhaps a different sort of winger. Where Reid was intricate and intelligent, Antonio was direct and rapid.

Now at West Ham, the 29-year-old signed for the Hammers for £7 million in 2015 (BBC Sport).

Reid’s popularity among supporters would seem unwavering, however. Known for his delightful wand of a left-foot, he is considered by many as the greatest product of the club’s academy ever produced.

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