Rangers showed their interest in St. Mirren’s 17-year-old midfielder Dylan Reid. They are not the only team after St. Mirren’s youngest ever first-team debutant. He is also being chased by last season’s Scottish Premiership champions, Celtic. Both teams have shown their interest in the youngster but are yet to make a move. Although Reid made only three appearances for his side last season, he caught the eye of these clubs and could be on the move away from St. Mirren in the summer.
Reid featured in three Scottish Premiership games for St. Mirren, and those games were played in the first half of the season. In February, the player was sent on loan to the Scottish Championship side, Queens Park, but the player was only presented with two opportunities.
The above viz shows the heat map of the player in the Scottish Premiership last season. The stats show that Reid spent 234 minutes on the field and played in the defensive midfielder role. His heat map is within his team’s half, and he has made a few runs into the attacking third of the opposition. Reid held his position and protected the defensive line.
Reid attempted 53 passes last season. The above pass map shows all the passes that were attempted by the young midfielder. Most of his passes were directed towards the defenders. On some occasions, Reid tried to find a teammate in the attacking third. St. Mirren only held the ball in one of the three matches, and that was against Dundee United. In the other two matches, Reid’s side faced Celtic and Hibernian and were unable to keep the ball for a longer period. This is the primary reason why the player was more focused on building the play from the back.
Reid made some strong challenges to win the ball from the opposition. The above video shows all the duels that were contested by the midfielder. Reid contested most of the duels towards the right side. He also made nine interceptions, four of which were the passes he intercepted; the remaining five were made when other players were on the ball.
The youngster showed composure at a very young age and has attracted the attention of two of the biggest clubs in Scotland. He could be on the move to any of these clubs if the demands of St. Mirren and the player are met. The 17-year-old is a future talent for the country and could lead his national side one day.