An unspectacular 20th place finish last term for The Royals and one of the quietest summer windows, perhaps surprising, given 4 different ‘keepers started games last season, 3 of which are not with the squad this coming season, 2 more ‘keepers leaving the club and only 1 coming in on loan.
The experienced Micheal Morrison and Charlie Adam join the ranks, but the fans must be demanding more new faces if they are going to be more competitive and get them back to the form that led them to the play-off finals a few seasons ago.
Reading Opening Fixtures
A daunting opening awaits the Berkshire club, with an away game at Sheffield Wednesday kicking off proceedings. This is followed by an away day at Hull, before relegated Premier League club Cardiff visit the Madejski Stadium. Two tough away games at West Bromwich Albion and Huddersfield come before a home tie against Charlton Athletic.
Reading Penalty Takers
Forward Sam Baldock converted both of his penalties, making up 2 of his 5 goals all season. Fellow striker Marc McNulty saw his sole effort saved.
Reading EFL Fantasy Picks
Scoring just 49 times was the 4th lowest in the league, and 2 of those clubs were relegated. Conceding 66 times was the 8th highest. Forward Yukou Meite managed 13 goals, they only player to break double digits. Winger Modou Barrow notched a respectable 4 goals and 6 assists for a potentially reasonable mid-priced option.
Reading Predicted Lineup
4-2-3-1: Virginia; Yiadom, Moore, Morrison, Blackett; Rinomhota, Swift; Miete, Adam, Barrow; Baldock