Gainsborough Trinity have made a double swoop for striker Craig Reid and defender Courtney Wildin

Reid has recently been released by National League neighbours Lincoln City.

He joined City in early December after being released by Kidderminster Harriers earlier this season, but had been playing for Brentwood Town in the Ryman League Premier Division.

The striker, who recently celebrated his 30th birthday, was a youth team player at home-town club Coventry City and Ipswich Town before cutting his teeth at senior level with Cheltenham Town in League One midway through the 2006/07 season.

After a short spell with Grays Athletic, Reid joined Newport County AFC and went on to be the Welsh club’s top goalscorer for three consecutive seasons, helping them to promotion to the Conference National in the process.

After bagging 62 goals from 106 first team appearances, Reid became Stevenage’s record signing when he joined them for a reported £90,000 in January 2011 and he played his part in helping his new club earn promotion to League One later that season.

After a year and a half at Stevenage, Reid moved to Aldershot Town and the following summer linked up with Southend United before returning to Stevenage for the final few months of the 2013/14 campaign. He joined Kidderminster in the summer of 2014.

Reid made two appearances for the Imps, namely in the home games against Barrow AFC and FC Halifax Town, before being released last week.

Wildin joins on loan from Sky Bet Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, where he has been a regular in the Owls` under-21 side this season.

He moved to Hillsborough in the summer after being released by Aston Villa.


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