Jol: Reid's not fat
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Spurs boss Martin Jol has rubbished Gary Megson's claims about Andy Reid's size.Tottenham Hotspur boss Martin Jol has rubbished Gary Megson's claims that Andy Reid is overweight.
Republic of Ireland ace Reid was sold to Spurs by Nottingham Forest manager Megson during the January transfer window.
But, following, the FA Cup fifth round meeting between the two teams last week, Megson suggested Reid was carrying a bit of extra condition.
Though Reid did not play in the 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane due to being cup-tied, Megson claimed Spurs would not get the best out of the winger until he was in trim shape.
Megson's comments have irked Jol, who insists the 22-year-old's fitness is not a cause for concern.
Jol has carried out stringent tests on Reid and has told Megson that appearances can be deceptive.
"We did tests with Andy last week and it showed that he is one of the fittest players at the club," said Jol.
"Andy is not Gary Megson's responsibility any more. He is our player and we believe he is in good condition. It's not a problem for us.
"Andy knows his fitness. He is a small guy so maybe he looks a little out of shape but I tell you he isn't.
"It is not an issue. His heart rate was excellent. His recovery was terrific and I have no complaints.
"We conducted some body fat tests on him and the results were good."