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Nicholas Scott "Nicky" Reid (born October 30, 1960 in Davyhulme) was an English footballer who played as a defender. He played at both centre back and full back during his career.

Nicky played 217 times for Manchester City F.C. and scored twice in two spells at the club between 1977 and 1982 and 1982 and 1987 before transferring to Blackburn Rovers F.C. in July 1987. In 1982, he played on loan to the Seattle Sounders of the North American Soccer League.[1] Nicky was a finalist for City in the 100th FA Cup Final of 1981 with the likes of Ray Ranson and Tommy Caton. His brother Andy also played football for non league Altrincham, where he was known as 'Hagar The Horrible' and later played league football for Bury for 18 months until he returned to Altrincham in November 1993. Andy also played in the centre of defence. They also have two other brothers called Simon and Jonathan.

Nicky joined West Bromwich Albion in 1992, helping the club win promotion from Division Two in 1992-93; he was on the scoresheet when Albion beat Port Vale 3-0 in the playoff final at Wembley Stadium, his only goal for the club.[2]

Nicky signed for Sligo Rovers as a player in 1997, but took over as player-manager when Jimmy Mullen left in July 1997. In his first season he took the club on its longest ever unbeaten run and saw them claim the FAI League Cup in February 1998, beating Shelbourne over two legs in the final (Nicky captained the side). His second season didn’t go as well and the club just escaped relegation from the top flight on the final day thanks to a 2-0 win against Derry City. Nicky was then released from his contract and he went back to England. He studied for a part-time degree in Sports Rehabilitation from the University of Salford [3]

Nicky was appointed assistant physiotherapist at Burnley in 2000.[2] He left in 2004 to take up a position with Manchester City, where he stayed until 2005. He was part of Chief Physiotherapist Jim Webb’s staff and was involved mainly with the club’s reserve side. Nicky joined Barrow AFC as their fitness coach in October 2005,[4] before joining Bury FC as Chief Physiotherapist in February 2006.[5] He left them in July 2007 by mutual consent and became physio at Hyde United, and in January 2008 became Paul Lake's replacement as Macclesfield Town Physio.

He completed a second degree at the University of Salford in 2008, this time in Physiotherapy [6].

He also regularly appears with the City ‘Past Masters’ team.

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