Harrison Reed has admitted that he is completely confident Southampton is the right place for him to continue his development.
Reed has today put pen to paper on a new contract that will see him remain at St Mary’s until 2021, and the 21-year-old was delighted to get the deal done.
“I know this is the right place for me,” he began.
“You see it time after time that young players get the opportunities to play and progress - that’s what I want to do and I am confident that I will do it here.
“You saw it just the other week with Sam McQueen signing, who I have been working with throughout my whole career here.
"To see players like that sign has really spurred me on to work hard and earn my new contract, and this is where I am now.”
Reed is the latest Southampton Academy graduate to commit his long-term future to the club, following Sam McQueen penning a deal at the beginning of the month.
And the diminutive midfielder reflected positively on the time he has spent with Saints so far.
“It’s been really positive,” he continued.
“I’ve loved every single minute of it. It’s been full of ups and downs but as a footballer you will go through a lot of those.
“For me it’s all about self belief and speaking to people around the club, who really do help you to keep your confidence up.
“Also working hard when you aren’t getting the opportunities to make sure that when you do, you can take them.”