1. ITV Report

In Sport: Reading FC announce player changes for next season


Reading have confirmed twelve players are leaving the club ahead of next season.

Former Republic of Ireland international, Stephen Quinn, and injury hit striker, Joseph Mendes, are the most high profile departures.

Stephen Quinn and Joseph Mendes Credit: PA images

Meanwhile ten players are set to extend their stay at the Madejski Stadium.

Nine are from the academy while the club have taken up an option to retain back up goalkeeper, Anssi Jaakkola, for a third year.

Manager Paul Clement, who took over in March, told ITV News Meridian last week there would not be a "massive overhaul" of players in the summer but conceded some key changes needed to be made.

Manager Paul Clement took over in March Credit: ITV Meridian

Released players:

  • Stephen Quinn
  • Joseph Mendes
  • Jonathan Bond
  • Deniss Rakels
  • Conor Davis
  • Jake Sheppard
  • Gabriel Rosario
  • Kosta Sparta, Harry Philby
  • Jack Buchanan
  • Leon Okuboyejo
  • Joseph Wilson

Retained players:

  • Anssi Jaakkola
  • Luke Southwood
  • Lewis Ward
  • Moroyin Omolabi
  • Cameron Green
  • Jazz Wallace
  • Jack Nolan
  • Akinwale Odimayo
  • Jamal Balogun
  • Andre Burley