All about family, says Reggie Lambe as he settles in with Stowmarket Town
Reggie Lambe is excited to be back in the thick of action after making an immediate impact on his debut for Stowmarket Town at the weekend.
The Bermuda forward netted in a man-of-the-match display that helped guide the non-League side to 5-0 rout of Eynesbury Rovers in the Buildbase FA Vase at Greens Meadow on Saturday.
Stowmarket will host either Norwich CBS or May & Baker in the third round.
“Amazing result and a goal on my debut, which was good,” Lambe, who headed home from a 54th-minute free kick, told The Royal Gazette.
“It’s good to be back playing. Now I just want to get myself fit and playing.
“I am excited to play with Stowmarket and then prepare to play for the national team if I am selected.”
Lambe has made a seamless transition to his new surroundings, which he says could potentially turn out to be a permanent move to the club.
“Could be a permanent move depending on the club,” he added. “I’m happy playing for them.”
There are those who are of the opinion that Lambe’s move to Stowmarket, who play in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division, the ninth tier of the English football pyramid, after not having his contract at Sky Bet League Two club Cambridge United extended, is a significant step down in his career.
However, the 29-year-old midfielder begs to differ.
“At this stage in my life, football isn’t the most important thing for me,” Lambe said. “I enjoy playing it, but family comes first.
“From playing in Bermuda to being over here, without putting down the league in Bermuda, is something that I can be proud of.
“I understand some people may want to have their opinion, but for me I’m not concerned about that at all.
“I’m focused on family life and wanting to spend more time with my family, which is definitely a step up for me in my eyes.”
Lambe has also devoted considerable time lately to various business ventures he is involved in.
“I started a clothing brand [Nineteen twentyfour] and looking to get into a few other things as well in the near future,” he said.
“I previously did the kit for Boulevard and am looking to get started with other teams as well.”