Ross County manager John Hughes has paid tribute to Josh Reid, who looks set to join English Championship side Coventry City.

Coventry are set to sign the 18-year-old on a deal that will be worth six-figures to the Premiership club.

Whilst Hughes hasn’t worked with the player for long, he has seen enough to feel that Reid has a big future in the game.

“A massive future”

“That just got sprung on me on Saturday as well. Josh since I’ve come here has been absolutely fantastic” he said.

“He comes thorough the academy, so well done to these boys. A kid that’s got a massive future in front of him.”

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Josh Reid in action for Ross County (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Hughes feels that the player still has a bit to go until he is the finished article. However, he did identify one of the teenager’s biggest strengths as his resiliency and response to when things go wrong.

“A lot of learning”

“I’ve spoken to him on several occasions about what it takes to be the best, and professional. He’s still got a lot of learning to do. But probably his next step is Coventry, and playing in the Championship. One thing about Josh, when he has a hard time, he keeps coming back for more.

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Ross County’s Josh Reid is set to join Coventry City (Photo by Ken Macpherson/MB Media/Getty Images)

“His resilience is second to none. He’s got a real good character, and we just wish him all the best. We’ll miss him, but I think we’re a club that will never stand in a young kid’s way. If they want to progress, and the English Championship is a fantastic stepping stone for him” Hughes concluded.

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