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Reading Football Club was Established in 1871 and the Football Club Nickname is The Royals.

The Football Club Manager is: Jaap Stam

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  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 22:45:41 +0000: Championship round-up: Robert Snodgrass winner lifts Aston Villa - Reading | The Guardian

    • Midfielder’s 90th-minute goal gives Villa victory at Sheffield United
    • Derby draw at Millwall as Sunderland stumble again at Birmingham

    Robert Snodgrass scored a 90th-minute winner to give in-form Aston Villa a 1-0 win at Sheffield United. The Scotland midfielder curled in a left-footed shot from the edge of the penalty area to snatch three points and secure a victory that lifts Villa up to third following a fifth straight victory.

    Related: Unfit Tim Cahill made to wait before making Millwall return

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  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:23:23 +0000: West Ham 1-0 Shrewsbury, Leicester 2-0 Fleetwood: FA Cup replays as they happened - Reading | The Guardian

    Kelechi Iheanacho scored a VAR-assisted goal for Leicester, Cardiff booked a date with Manchester City and West Ham needed extra time to see off Shrewsbury

    And with that, I will take my leave. It’s been historic. Bye!

    Fair play @shrewsweb. That was tough.

    It’s over! Reece Burke, a Newham-born West Ham fan, has scored his first professional goal to take the Hammers into round four, where they will meet Bournemouth or Wigan, who replay tomorrow.

    At West Ham, there’s a lot of talk about Stefan Payne’s miss with half an hour of normal time remaining, apparently a wonderful chance.

    63: Big chance for Town after Nolan gets a block in and the ball drops for Payne, he's in behind the West Ham defence and drives for the box, he hits his shot under Hart but the keeper gets enough on it to keep the ball out #salop 0-0

    In other “news”, a player who hasn’t played for nearly three years isn’t going to play again:

    Related: Brazil legend Ronaldinho retires from football, says his brother

    Having made the fans wait for more than 200 minutes for a goal against Shrewsbury, West Ham at least served up a good ‘un.

    What a hit by Burke!

    The ball falls to him in the box and he strikes it so sweetly. It goes in off the underside of the bar! #WHUSHR 1-0 (112)

    A corner is half-cleared, sent back into the box and Burke, on the half-volley, slams it in!

    Ten minutes to play at West Ham, and still no goal.

    “I’ve grown accustomed to reading about VARdy making crucial contributions to Leicester results, but VAR is gonna take some getting used to,” notes Peter Oh.

    Half time in extra time, and it is still West Ham 0-0 Shrewsbury.

    @Simon_Burnton Soon Joe Hart and penalties...."AaggaGGhGhghGhGhghhhh" (Homer drooling)

    Shrewsbury have made a fourth substitution of the evening, bringing on Bolton in extra time – who has just made a goal-saving clearance to deny Lanzini.

    Reading will indeed play Sheffield Wednesday in round four!

    Here’s a match report on Leicester’s victory:

    Related: Leicester and Kelechi Iheanacho benefit from VAR to end Fleetwood’s FA Cup dream

    This is the image that assisted the VAR decision. Blue lines, it turns our, are good. I took my screengrab a moment before Mahrez hit the ball, so the decision was even closer than this appears:

    The decision to award Leicester’s VAR-assisted goal took 67 seconds. Or 1.24% of a standard 90-minute football match.

    Numbers can be very hard to read on stripes, though, hence the blank back. It’s the identical number font and colour, though, that’s really confusing.

    @Simon_Burnton looks like a great victory for awful shirt designs at Reading. Why can’t they have the same design front and back? Or am I getting too old for this?

    Paul McInnes is at West Ham for us tonight, and has the unfortunate task of filing an interim match report for the early editions. It starts thus:

    West Ham United were taken to extra time at the London Stadium by Shrewsbury as their third round tie went into a fourth hour without a goal. Chances were few and far between on a cold East London night and Shrewsbury had the best of them on a rare breakaway. The addition of second half substitutes for West Ham upped the intensity somewhat, but not enough for a breakthrough.

    There will be extra time at the London Stadium, where West Ham still haven’t found a way through the Shrewsbury defence.

    Heading into extra time...

    Three games are over, and these are the new-look FA Cup fourth-round ties:

    Cardiff v Manchester City
    Peterborough v Leicester
    Sheffield Wednesday v Reading (probably, barring a crazy late Stevenage fightback)

    This is certainly many times clearer:

    Here’s a picture from the first half at Reading. I think from the front it’s easy enough to tell the teams apart, but from the back it’s another matter:

    “VAR at its best” seems a strange turn of phrase, given that us English are only just working out what it looks like. Still, we can consider its intervention tonight to have been emphatically positive.

    VAR at its best. Such a tight call for the naked eye. History made on @btsport #LEIFLE

    Cardiff’s victory now has a cherry on the top, courtesy of Hoilett’s 25-yarder:

    88- That's the pick of bunch. The ball falls for Hoilett 25 yards out and he fizzes a half-volley into the bottom corner. 1-4.

    It looks like Manchester City won’t be coming to Mansfield – but their manager is there already:

    Some other football-related news for you:

    Related: Manchester United make breakthrough in José Mourinho contract talks

    Mention of Liverpool 4-4 Arsenal has got Jonny Mac reminiscing. “I watched that game one afternoon while working for a major record label in New York,” he writes. “I had to get a website finished and launched for a very important artist by 5pm and had the game playing in a small screen on my monitor. Each time Liverpool scored I had to pretend that me punching the air was down to a fix that worked and every time Arshavin scored, my ‘effin’ ‘ell!’ outbursts owed to glitches that were delaying the launch. It all worked out. Happy days!”

    There’s been a hat-trick at Reading! But there won’t be one at Leicester, where Iheanacho comes off, and Okazaki is on. Also on is Jamie Vardy, who replaces Mahrez to great acclaim from fans of both sides.

    An excellent goal - lovely football. A slide-rule pass sets Gunter free down the left, and it's a peach of a cross to allow Böðvarsson to tap in his third from inside the six-yard box.

    For the first time ever in English football, a goal has been awarded as a result of VAR intervention. It was a close decision, but a correct one.

    Another Leicester goal is disallowed: Mahrez runs forward, engages all defenders and slips in Iheanacho to his right, who lifts the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper and into the net, but was offside. The VAR again has to check it, and on TV replays it looks extremely close.

    Anthony Pilkington scores a third for Cardiff, who look all set to book themselves a home date against Manchester City in round four!

    Was Pond fouling Iborra at a Leicester free-kick? The VAR is called upon, and can’t see anything that should convince Jonathan Moss to point to the spot.

    “While following the Sheffield Wednesday v the mighty Carlisle game from British Columbia, I am watching Liverpool v Arsenal on premier league classics,” writes David Marriott. “Arshavin has scored a hat trick and Torres has just scored his second. Whatever happened to these lads? Great game – tell you what, this could end up 4-4.” Well you’ve seen more goals than anyone else tonight. For everyone else, here’s a visual reminder:

    Related: Premiership: Liverpool v Arsenal

    It’s snowing goals in Sheffield, Atdhe Nuhiu doubling Wednesday’s lead.

    Matias with the interception, flicks through for Nuhiu, who cut inside his man and calmly side-footed home #swfcLIVE

    I can’t tell you much about the goal, except that it exists. And that David Hoilett scored it.

    66 - GOAL!!! The #Bluebirds lead again - @jnrhoilett diverted in! (1-2)

    Match Centre ⚽️⚽️

    Fleetwood bring on Devante Cole and Wes Burns, while McAlany and Hiwula-Mayifula come off.

    Now here’s a thing …

    We have a change at's the kit! Reading are warming up for the second half in orange shirts after a clear kit clash caused issues in the first half. Kit men having to earn their crust!

    Not often you see the Royals in anything but blue and white hoops at home... But there's no confusion anymore!

    Leicester are rapping on the door, the scent of a second goal in their nostrils.

    Leicester have a goal disallowed – Mahrez passes to Gray, who pulls back to Iheanacho, who sidefoots in, but Mahrez’s pass was overhit and the ball crossed the line before Gray reached it.

    A delay at Leicester, where Benalouane has just gone for a ball that Pond was diving to head clear, and the defender got a boot in the bonce for his troubles.

    Leicester have a fine chance for a second, Iheanacho this time feeding Slimani, whose volley from 15 yards bobbles wide.

    So only West Ham v Shrewsbury remains goalless. Fans there will already be getting excited about a potential bonus half-hour.

    It's now 135 minutes of no goals between #salop and #westham. Tight game tonight and #salop giving as good as they get

    Peeeep! Action is back under way in Leicester, and at all the other 7.45pm kick-offs.

    Jon Dadi Bodvarsson has his second goal of the night, and it sounds splendid:

    Terrific switch from Bacuna to find Gunter on the left - he clipped a ball to the edge of the box and Böðvarsson comes steaming onto it. Powerful header from the edge of the box and it's in via the post! ⚪

    This is impressive. His shots-to-goal stats when he broke through at Manchester City were entirely ludicrous.

    6 - Kelechi Iheanacho has scored six goals in eight appearances in the FA Cup, however this was his first as a Leicester player. Opportunity.

    The half-time whistle blows in Leicester, and though Fleetwood had their moments, the home side lead at the break.

    This was, according to the Stevenage Twitter feed, Reading’s first shot on target. And it’s gone in, from Jon Dadi Bodvarsson.

    “Clearly the Leicester players can’t be arsed,” sniffed Rai Skrupskis, a minute or two too soon. “Neither can I, and I remember us losing three finals in the 60’s and actually attended the 1969 one at old Wembley. It mattered a lot then. Not now. Sad!”

    That is Leicester’s first shot on target, and it’s also their first goal. Slimani plays to Iheanacho, whose first touch brilliantly takes it out of his feet and sets him running, and he bears down on the goalkeeper before popping the ball between his legs!

    Now McAleny sends a near-post header wide. For all Leicester’s possession, Fleetwood have come closer to actually scoring.

    Oooh! Dempsey’s lovely shot from 22 yards is fizzing and dipping and probably on its way onto the bar, but Jakupovic tips it over!

    Benalouane fouls Hiwula-Mayifuila, a really late ankle-cruncher, and is deservedly booked.

    It’s no longer raining in Sheffield, though – it’s snowing.

    Cardiff don’t lead for long, as Rose equalises from close range.


    Meanwhile in Leicester, Mahrez’s shot from that free-kick goes just wide.

    They’re really flying in now! Bruno Ecuele Manga puts Cardiff ahead at Mansfield.

    Mahrez is fouled a couple of yards from the edge of the area, and Leicester have a fine shooting chance. “Meanwhile in Hammerland,” writes Patrick van Ijzendoorn, “the main excitement in the London Stadium is the 4,000 Shrews fans singing ‘Is this a library?’”

    Marco Matias has scored a goal! An actual goal!

    And then Fleetwood break, and McAleny carries the ball from the centre circle before sending a nice curling shot goalwards. Jakupovic has to dive to stop it, but the save isn’t particularly difficult.

    Mahrez sends a terrible cross into the Fleetwood area, but the defender seems distracted and his clearance skews behind. The visitors clear the corner, though.

    A shot! McAleny has a pop for Fleetwood from the edge of the area, and it’s firm and on target, but straight at Jakupovic.

    GOA … What’s that? … Oh.

    10' - DISALLOWED GOAL. @MattyGodden24 nods it in from @joe88martin's free-kick but the assistant rules it out...


    Fleetwood just had a penalty appeal turned down, after Bell went over int he penalty area. VAR is in play here, but has not intervened.

    So far as I can tell, nothing of note has happened or is happening anywhere. So here’s a picture of it raining in Sheffield:

    As the game has settled down Leicester have taken control, but have yet to turn their massive territorial dominance into clear chances.

    Amartey gets into space on the right, reaches the byline still in space, and crosses straight to the Fleetwood goalkeeper, Neal.

    Including stoppage time, tonight’s 10 teams have between them now played over 500 minutes of FA Cup third-round football without scoring a goal.

    5 mins: Fleetwood are giving as good as they’re getting at Leicester, though the home side we a decent final pass from Iheanacho away from creating a good chance for Slimani a couple of minutes back.

    Peeeeeep! The 7.45pm kick-offs have kicked off!

    Elsewhere in the world of football:

    Related: Mike Ashley says there is no Newcastle bid from Staveley: ‘It’s been a waste of time’

    “I see Geoff Eltringham is the referee at Mansfield today,” writes JR. “About two hours ago I watched the game from Saturday where he completely hosed Middlesbrough and was thinking I’m not sure he should be refereeing any games. Then I found out he used to be a Sunderland season ticket holder so that at least explained his performance. Maybe he just shouldn’t be allowed to ref any games involving Newcastle or Boro?” I daresay he won’t be let anywhere near Middlesbrough for a good while.

    Claude Puel talks to BT Sport:

    I think a cup game is always difficult. Of course the first leg was not a good game, but we played a strong team, powerful, quality. Now we need to be in the fourth round of the FA Cup and I think it’s an important game for us, the squad, and players without game time. It will be important to start with good focus, good concentration. It’s important always to play good football. If we win this game, it will be a good reward for all the team, not just for some players. I think it’s important to keep our focus. We play at home, it’s another pitch, another atmosphere, and I hope of course we can start strong and put it right for the next round.

    The star strikers are on the bench at the King Power: Jamie Vardy and Devante Cole; on BT Sport Uwe Rosler is playing down the importance of his decision to relegate Cole to the bench, and playing up the ability of his stand-ins.

    So PA are getting their game together, and these are the names I’ve been given – I’ll add the rest as they arrive:

    Leicester v Fleetwood Town
    Leicester: Jakupovic, Amartey, Dragovic, Benalouane, Fuchs, Mahrez, Iborra, Adrien Silva, Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs: Vardy, Albrighton, Hamer, Maguire, Okazaki, Ndidi, Barnes.
    Fleetwood Town: Neal, Jones, Bolger, Pond, Bell, Glendon, Schwabl, Dempsey, Hiwula, McAleny, Hunter. Subs: Coyle, Burns, Grant, Cairns, Sowerby, Cargill, Cole.
    Referee: Jonathan Moss.

    And finally, Reading v Stevenage, which kicks off later than all the other games, at 8pm:

    TEAM NEWS | @Chrisgunter16 captains the side on his 250th Reading appearance this evening...

    Reading: Jaakkola, Gunter (c), Bacuna, Ilori, Blackett, Edwards, Kelly, Clement, Beerens, Aluko, Böðvarsson.
    Subs: Mannone, Evans, McCleary, Kermorgant, Popa, Andresson, Richards.

    TEAM NEWS: Darren Sarll names an unchanged line-up from our draw v @ReadingFC 10 days ago. #RFCvSFC

    And Sheffield Wednesday v Carlisle:

    Here is our team news v @officialcufc, in association with @Ladbrokes #swfcLIVE

    Your team for tonight's @EmiratesFACup replay against @swfc#cufc

    Twitter it is, then. Here are the Mansfield and Cardiff teams:

    TEAM NEWS: #Stags make two changes to the side which drew with Cambridge as midfielder @JoelByrom and defender @HaydenWhite7 return to the starting XI in place of Alfie Potter and @AngolLee.

    STARTING XI | A strong #CardiffCity side for the @EmiratesFACup Third Round replay @mansfieldtownfc! #CityAsOne ⚽️⚽️

    The Press Association, the original and most reliable source of teamsheetly news, don’t appear to have this down as one of their priorities tonight.

    MATCHDAY: The Town side that takes on @WestHamUtd this evening in the @EmiratesFACup replay #salop

    | The teams are in! Here's how #ftfc line up for tonight's @EmiratesFACup fixture at @LCFC...

    Team news is rolling in. I’ll collate it all in one place once it has all arrived.

    Tonight's starting XI: Jakupović, Amartey, Dragović, Benalouane, Fuchs, Iborra, Silva, Mahrez (c), Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani.

    Subs: Hamer, Maguire, Ndidi, Albrighton, Barnes, Okazaki, Vardy. #LeiFle

    .@AntonioMtnez_29 is in for his first start.

    Hello world!

    Tonight’s FA Cup games, then. You’ll notice that none of the home teams start with a letter that comes before L in the alphabet, while three of the away teams do. Incredible scenes! Also, and not very promisingly, every single one of their first attempts to find a winner ended in a 0-0 draw 10 days ago.

    Related: Leicester and Eldin Jakupovic live dangerously as Fleetwood come close

    Related: Shrewsbury take insipid West Ham to replay on Joe Hart’s return

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  • Tue, 02 Jan 2018 23:53:05 +0000: Championship roundup: Nuno delighted as Wolves go 12 points clear - Reading | The Guardian
    • Championship leaders beat Brentford 3-0 at Molineux
    • Fulham come from behind to thrash 10-man Ipswich 4-1

    Nuno Espírito Santo praised Wolverhampton Wanderers’ second-half display after they powered to a 3-0 win against Brentford at Molineux to open up a 12-point lead at the top of the Championship table.

    Second-half goals from Rúben Neves, Barry Douglas and Diogo Jota earned Wolves a 10th win in their last 12 games as Brentford’s three-game winning run came to an end.

    Related: Robert Snodgrass strikes twice for Aston Villa in rout of Bristol City

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  • Tue, 26 Dec 2017 19:01:00 +0000: Football League: Bristol City go second as Cardiff are hit for four by Fulham - Reading | The Guardian
    • Bristol City 2-0 Reading; Millwall 2-2 Wolves
    • Blackburn close on League One leaders; Luton hit five

    Cardiff City’s blip continued as they followed defeat at Bolton with a heavy home loss to Fulham to drop out of the top two, allowing Bristol City to climb into the automatic promotion places.

    Related: Tony Pulis dodges promotion predictions after taking over at Middlesbrough

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  • Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:31:00 +0000: Cardiff City fight back for point at Reading after Neil Warnock is sent off - Reading | The Guardian

    Lee Tomlin scored in stoppage time as Cardiff came from two goals down to snatch a draw at Reading.

    A Callum Paterson own goal and a Mo Barrow effort gave the home side a 2-0 lead but, after their manager Neil Warnock was sent to the stands, the visitors scored twice in the last seven minutes to earn a point.

    Related: Football League: Adkins makes flying start at Hull while Wolves fire blanks

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The Archive News for Reading FC has been added below:

  • Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:57:15 +0000: Plenty of Royal involvement in EFL Day of Action - Reading News

    Reading FC Community Trust

    The power of football to be showcased across the EFL

    On Tuesday 20th March, all 72 EFL clubs will come together for the EFL’s Community Day of Action to highlight the impact of work carried out by club Community Trusts up and down the country.

  • Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:35:00 +0000: Ahead of the game | Canaries up next at Carrow Road - Reading News

    Match Previews

    Norwich are the hosts this weekend

    All you need to know as the Royals head to East Anglia this weekend...

  • Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:03:00 +0000: 🎙️📺 Not in Norwich? Keep up with iFollow - Reading News

    Club News

    All the action available on our premium service...

    If you can't make it to Carrow Road this weekend, you can keep up with all the action through iFollow!

  • Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:27:00 +0000: ‘We need a result; it’s as simple as that’ – Jaap - Reading News


    Manager on Norwich test ahead

    Nine games remain in the Sky Bet Championship – and our hosts on Saturday, Norwich, sit in that middle bracket of the table where both relegation and promotion look out of reach.

  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0000: House and Driscoll sign up until 2020 - Reading News

    Club News

    Young talents tied to professional contracts at the club for the next two seasons

    Reading Football Club are pleased to announce that two more of our promising young Academy talents have put pen to paper on new contracts which keep them at Madejski Stadium until the summer of 2020.


Reading Games Fixtures

Reading Games Fixtures

The Play Offs

This table charts the fixtures in May 2017
  Competition Fixture Date Kick-off
Championship Fulham V Reading Sat 13 May 17:30
Championship Reading V Fulham Tue 16 May 19:45

Reading Game Results

Reading Game Results for 2016 – 2017

  Competition Fixture Date
Championship Burton Albion 2-4 Reading Sun 7 May
  Competition Fixture Date
Championship Reading 1-0 Wigan Athletic Sat 29 Apr
Championship Nottingham Forest 3-2 Reading Sat 22 Apr
Championship Reading 2-1 Rotherham United Mon 17 Apr
Championship Aston Villa 1-3 Reading Sat 15 Apr
Championship Norwich City 7-1 Reading Sat 8 Apr
Championship Reading 3-1 Blackburn Rovers Tue 4 Apr
Championship Reading 1-0 Leeds United Sat 1 Apr
  Competition Fixture Date
Championship Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 Reading Fri 17 Mar
Championship Preston North End 3-0 Reading Sat 11 Mar
Championship Reading 0-0 Newcastle United Tue 7 Mar
Championship Reading 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers Sat 4 Mar
  Competition Fixture Date
Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 Reading Sat 25 Feb
Championship Huddersfield Town 1-0 Reading Tue 21 Feb
Championship Reading 3-2 Brentford Tue 14 Feb
Championship Reading 0-0 Barnsley Sat 11 Feb
Championship Ipswich Town 2-2 Reading Sat 4 Feb
  Competition Fixture Date
Championship Birmingham City 0-1 Reading Tue 31 Jan
Championship Reading 2-1 Cardiff City Sat 28 Jan
Championship Reading 1-0 Fulham Tue 24 Jan
Championship Derby County 3-2 Reading Sat 21 Jan
Championship Reading 0-1 Queens Park Rangers Thu 12 Jan
FA Cup – Third Round Manchester United 4-0 Reading Sat 7 Jan
Championship Bristol City 2-3 Reading Mon 2 Jan
  Competition Fixture Date
Championship Reading 3-1 Norwich City Mon 26 Dec
Championship Blackburn Rovers 2-3 Reading Sat 17 Dec
Championship Leeds United 2-0 Reading Tue 13 Dec
Championship Reading 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday Sat 10 Dec
Championship Fulham 5-0 Reading Sat 3 Dec
  Competition Fixture Date
Championship Reading 2-1 Bristol City Sat 26 Nov
Championship Reading 3-0 Burton Albion Sat 19 Nov
Championship Wigan Athletic 0-3 Reading Sat 5 Nov
  Competition Fixture Date
Championship Reading 2-0 Nottingham Forest Sat 29 Oct
EFL Cup – Fourth Round Arsenal 2-0 Reading Tue 25 Oct
Championship Rotherham United 0-1 Reading Sat 22 Oct
Championship Reading 1-2 Aston Villa Tue 18 Oct
Championship Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Reading Sat 15 Oct
Championship Reading 1-1 Derby County Sat 1 Oct
  Competition Fixture Date
Championship Brentford 4-1 Reading Tue 27 Sep
Championship Reading 1-0 Huddersfield Town Sat 24 Sep
EFL Cup – Third Round Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Reading Tue 20 Sep
Championship Barnsley 1-2 Reading Sat 17 Sep
Championship Reading 0-0 Birmingham City Tue 13 Sep
Championship Reading 2-1 Ipswich Town Fri 9 Sep
  Competition Fixture Date
Championship Cardiff City 0-1 Reading Sat 27 Aug
EFL Cup – Second Round Reading 2-2 Milton Keynes Dons Tue 23 Aug
Championship Reading 2-2 Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 20 Aug
Championship Newcastle United 4-1 Reading Wed 17 Aug
Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 Reading Sat 13 Aug
EFL Cup – First Round Reading 2-0 Plymouth Argyle Tue 9 Aug
Championship Reading 1-0 Preston North End Sat 6 Aug

Reading Transfers

The Latest Reading FC Transfer News

Historical Transfer News and Team Gossip has been archived below:

  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:44:52 +0000: Ajax midfielder Clement joins Reading - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Reading | BBC
    Dutch attacking midfielder Pelle Clement joins Reading on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee from Ajax.
  • Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:20:33 +0000: Peterborough sign Royals keeper Bond - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Reading | BBC
    League One side Peterborough sign goalkeeper Jonathan Bond on a six-month loan from Reading.
  • Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:06:31 +0000: Shrewsbury Town sign Jules and Adams - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Reading | BBC
    Shrewsbury Town sign Reading defender Zak Jules for an undisclosed fee and Ebou Adams on loan from Norwich.
  • Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:45:02 +0000: Lech Poznan loan for Reading's Rakels - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Reading | BBC
    Reading forward Deniss Rakels agrees a season-long loan deal with Lech Poznan in Poland.
  • Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:47:53 +0000: Luton sign Reading full-back Stacey - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Reading | BBC
    League Two side Luton Town sign right-back Jack Stacey from Reading for undisclosed terms on a two-year deal.

Newly promoted Reading have been scouting out many possible additions to their squad for next season with manager Brian McDermott having a large number of possible targets he wishes to bring to the Madjeski for the season kick off in August. The Royals manager has stated he would like to reinforce in all departments for next season with a mixture of new and experienced players.

Reading have just offered a contract to up and coming high flying goal keeper Stuart Taylor after the player
enjoyed a successful trial spell at the club in recent weeks. The Royals have been looking for a long term replacement in the goal keeping department for some time and look set to make Taylor the man to do the job as long as the club and the player can agree personal terms before the season kicks off.

Goal keeper Mikkel Anderson looks like he will be heading in the other direction to Portsmouth this summer after the club decided they wished to sign Taylor to replace him and Pompey manager Appleton is extremely keen on the young goal keeper. The southern club have offered to take the player on loan for the season but Reading seem coy on this idea as they would much prefer to dispense with his services on a permanent deal but as of yet both clubs are unable to reach an agreement on the situation so the drama continues.

Young Watford starlet Adrian Mariappa is the first signing of the summer for the Royals as he has just arrived on a three year deal from the London club. The talented Jamaican international central defender is a great addition to the Royals squad and McDermott believes the player will offer them a new dimension in the heart of their defence for next season.

Another player who looks all set to arrive at the Madjeski this summer is Nottingham Forest full back Chris Gunter who has been a long term target of the club for some time. The Welsh international has been out of favour at Forest for the better part of last season and now is keen and excited to the prospect of life in the premier league and the deal looks all set to go through within the next couple of weeks as long as the player agrees personal terms and passes the clubs medical.

In recent weeks there has been growing speculation that the Royals have been enquiring about gaining the services of Jermain Defoe from Tottenham after the striker endured a bit part season last year for his home club. Defoes chances in the first team were extremely limited and now the striker may look elsewhere to ply his trade if talks with the club break down this summer which will leave the door right open for the Royals to bring the player to the Madjeski.