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December 11th

It's the In The Top One advent calendar.

Something of a prodigy for the youth team before making his debut on a cold November evening in 2000 against Sheffield United (in which he bagged a debut goal), ANDY REID has become something of a cornerstone at Nottingham Forest.

He first gained our attention out on the left wing as a young whippersnapper with a lethal left foot and the gait of John Robertson. Sold to balance the books in 2005, he probably enjoyed his best football at Sunderland before eventually being lured back to the club, representing Steve McLaren's best bit of business during his short tenure as boss.

Since returning, he's been hugely influential on the pitch and with amount of talking, finger pointing and general organising, one also suspects he's pretty influential off the pitch too.

Over his two spells, he's scored 37 goals. So many have been bangers that it's easy to forget about gems such as this: