Premiership Season Preview 2006/07 – Reading


Odds: 2500/1

Last Five Seasons

2005/06 – 1 (Championship, Promoted), 2004/05 – 7 (Championship), 2003/04 – 9 (Championship),

2002/03 – 4 (Championship), 2001/02 – 2 (League One, Promoted).

2005/06 Cup Progress

FA Cup Fourth Round (replay) vs Birmingham City (a) – lost 2-1.

Carling Cup Fourth Round vs Arsenal (a) – lost 3-0.

Top Goal Scorer 2005/06: Dave Kitson (striker) – 22 goals.

Players In

Seol Ki-Hyeon (Wolves – £1,500,000), Sam Sodje (Brentford – £350,000), Graham Stack (Arsenal – Loan).

Players Out

John Mullins (Mansfield Town – Free), Jamie Young (Wycombe Wanderers – Free), Ryan Crockford (Released), Conor Sinnott (Released), Darren Campbell (Released), Ryan Catney ufabetดีมั้ย (Released), Simieon Howell (Released).

Reading stormed the Championship last season and lost just two league matches all campaign, incidentally the curtain raiser at home to Plymouth Argyle and then Luton Town in February – which left a mammoth 33 match unbeaten run in between.

The Premiership will be a much tougher level to play at and manager Steve Coppell seems content to give his current squad a fair crack of the whip since he has not been prolific in the transfer market this summer.

Wolves striker Seol Ki-Hyeon has been the Royals’ most expensive acquisition at ain initial £1 million rising potentially by a further £500,000. The South Korean signed for the Midlands outfit from Anderlecht two summers ago in a £1.2 million transfer.

Brentford defender joined an exodus of players leaving Griffin Park and bought himself a ticket to Premiership football in a £350,000 transfer. The Nigerian international has gone from non league football with Margate to top flight football in just two season