York City striker Jamie Reed has joined Cambridge United on loan until the end of the season.
Reed, 25, joined the Minstermen in 2011. Although a regular part of the team that won promotion to the npower League Two last season, he has been limited to only 13 league appearances this term.
A former trainee at Wrexham, Reed is a relative veteran of over 200 games at nine clubs. His well-travelled career has already seen him play in England, Ireland, Wales and Australia.
Reed's most successful spell was in the Welsh Premier League, where his form of in 41 goals in 52 games for Bangor City resulted in York City bidding for the player.
Although the final fee was undisclosed, Bangor reported the deal to be "the best we have ever been able to negotiate for the sale of a player".
Despite being born in England, Reed attended school in Wales and has appeared for the Wales Semi-Pro team thanks to the education clause of the Home Nations agreement.
U's Director of Football Jez George said: "We’ve worked really hard to bring in a centre forward of the right calibre and experience following Sam Smith’s freak accident in training. We spoke to York City at the end of last week and are absolutely delighted to finalise a deal today that secures Jamie’s services until the end of the season.
"Jamie has the attributes to complement Michael Gash and Tom Elliott and is a proven goal-scorer. We think he will be an excellent addition to the squad, add to our fire power and a player the fans will find exciting to watch. I’d like to thank Gary and Darron for their help in allowing this to happen. We spoke to Jamie with a simple remit which he embraced; play games, score goals.”
Jamie commented: “I’m looking forward to a new challenge and hopefully come in and improve the team and score some goals. It seems a good club; the fans created a good atmosphere when I played here last season.
“We made a late charge for the playoffs at York last year so hopefully I can help Cambridge do the same.”