Topics:  adelaide crows, afl, aussie rules, kurt tippett, sam reid, sydney swans

Sam Reid warmly welcomes new recruit Tippett to Swans side

SYDNEY Swans premiership forward Sam Reid hopes to strike up a winning partnership with controversial recruit Kurt Tippett on the field.

And to get to know the former Adelaide Crows star better, Reid has offered Tippett a spare room in his house until he sorts out his own living arrangements.

"Just at the moment until he finds a place to either rent or buy," Reid said.

"I had a spare room and thought I'll probably be playing alongside him, so I may as well get to know him and build a bit of a relationship.

"He seems like a good guy and it's good to have him here."

Reid, who turns 21 next week, may already have a premiership ring, but he said he was a long way from joining the competition's elite forwards.

"Obviously I'd like to get stronger and that will be a goal for the next few years, to add a bit of size and strength," he said.

"Plus the endurance side, just seeing guys like Buddy Franklin and Nick Riewoldt, who can run around all day.

"They've got a perfect mix of strength and power as well as endurance. That's something I want to work towards."



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