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Reading sign midfielder from Chelsea

John Swift has arrived from Stamford Bridge. Credit: PA

Championship side Reading have completed the signing of midfielder John Swift from Chelsea.

Swift, 21, has signed a three-year deal with The Royals, having spent last year out on loan at Brentford.

John is a very talented player. I’ve seen him play and I think he could be very important in the way we want to play.

He can play as a winger on either side, or as an attacking midfielder. His physique is good, he is good on the ball, he has the pace to get past players, and he has the capability of putting his teammates in front of goal with chances to score. He is going to be a big asset for the club.

– Reading manager Jaap Stam

Man United striker gives Brighton win over Reading

James Wilson scored the winner. Credit: PA

James Wilson netted a first-half winner as Brighton moved up to second place in the Championship following a 1-0 victory over Reading.

Albion, who now boast five successive clean sheets, survived a late rally from the Royals to record their first league win over the Berkshire side in 12 attempts.

The Seagulls have now won five of their last six home games and Reading's defeat still leaves them without a clean sheet away from home for six months.

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