A young central defender, who had a brother on Tottenham's books, but unfortunately neither made it through the youth system to the first team.
Reynolds represented Harlow Schools and played for Abbey Youth in Waltham Abbey, where he was spotted by Spurs. Offered a 2 year Associated Schoolboy contract before signing on as a YTS (Youth Training Scheme) trainee in 1992. His brother has been a YTS trainee two years before, but was not retained and neither was Alex Clarke, a player Chris played against when playing Sunday league football.
Having been a regular in the Juniors in his second year as a schoolboy, Chris impressed enough to be offered a YTS deal.