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Ben Reeves

Ben Reeves was born on 19th November 1991 and operates as either a left back or central midfielder. Reeves battled back from a number of early career injuries to feature regularly for the reserve and Under 18 side during 2008/09. Reeves impressive form for Martin Hunter's Under 21 side in 2010/11 saw the youngster earn a place on the bench for the first team. Reeves was an unused subs in games against Cheltenham and Colchester. On 4th April 2011 he signed a new two year deal with the club.

Reeves made his full debut for Saints on 21st September 2011 in a Carling Cup home win over Preston. He was employed as a midfielder and put in a competent performance. He featured in further cup matches throughout 2011/12, with his most impressive display coming against Millwall on 7th February. On 24th February 2012 Reeves had a brief loan stint at Dagenham and Redbridge.

The Bournemouth based youngster was the stand-out player for the U21s during the first half of the 2012/13 campaign. Reeves carried Martin Hunter's side on a number of occasions, helping Saints qualify for the Elite Group Stage. He appeared in plenty of first team squads during that time, too. He scored his first senior goal against Stevenage in the cup. Reeves made his Premier League bow in September at Goodison Park and appeared in further games against Tottenham and Norwich. He scored a brace in an impressive 2-2 U21 draw at Spurs, before signing for Southend on loan. Was said to have looked impressive throughout. Became a Roots Hall hero when he sent Southend to Wembley with a last minute winner in the Football League Trophy Southern Final. Injury meant he only appeared as a substitute in the final defeat to Crewe. Reeves was at his best for when deployed as a playmaker rather than an orthodox midfielder or a full-back. His release in June 2013 came as a mild surprise.

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