UK time is: 22:53:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Hammond Confident Of Harper Deal

Reading director of football Nicky Hammond has expressed his confidence that midfielder James Harper will soon be putting pen to paper on a new contract.

Harper has been linked with a move to Charlton Athletic as well as Dutch side Feyenoord when his current contract runs out in the summer.

But many Royals fans cannot see why a move would be beneficial to the player when in all probability he will be playing football in the Premiership with Reading if he was to stay.

The 25 year old has been an ever present in the Royals league games this season and has been a very influential member of the side.

He said: 'We've been speaking with James' representatives this week and I'm confident. It's been going on for some time now but we are hopeful of bringing discussions to a conclusion soon.

'James has been with us for several years, he's a vital part of what we are trying to build here and it's important to everyone associated with this football club that we try to keep players such as James.

'It's taken a bit of time but these things are not sorted overnight these days. He's a consummate professional and his focus has been elsewhere recently with the games against Southampton and Sheffield United, but by the end of next week I'm very hopeful that it will be at it's conclusion.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 17 2006

Time: 3:33PM

Your Comments

The only reason it is taking so long is the player wants a premiership deal, not a championship one
DP
Steve Coppell popped his head back round the press-room door last night to ask for the code to open the exit door. The Reading manager may not know his way out of Bramall Lane, but he has the key to the Barclays Premiership after this result.
DP
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Reading Articles

Akpan enjoying midfield partnership (Thursday October 30 2014)

Midfielder suffers another set back (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Defender glad to be back in the fold (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Player Ratings - Blackpool (H) (Monday October 27 2014)

Stats: Reading v Blackpool (Sunday October 26 2014)

Gaffer pleased to end poor run (Sunday October 26 2014)

Reading 3 - 0 Blackpool (Saturday October 25 2014)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Reading 3 - 2 Millwall
Reading 1 - 0 Ipswich
Reading 0 - 3 Derby County
Reading 3 - 0 Fulham
Leeds Utd 0 - 0 Reading
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Cardiff 14 5 4 5 1 19
12. Sheff Wed 14 4 7 3 0 19
13. Brentford 14 5 4 5 -3 19
14. Reading 14 5 3 6 -5 18
15. Millwall 14 4 5 5 -2 17
16. Rotherham 14 4 5 5 -3 17
17. Huddersfield 14 4 5 5 -6 17

Breaking League News

Our Performance against Fulham.
Charlton : 30/10/2014 22:03:00
BWFC: Europe Days
Bolton : 30/10/2014 22:00:00
Redfearn - Leeds job would be a massive honour
Leeds Utd : 30/10/2014 20:00:00
LUFC Redfearn - I came close to playing for Leeds
Leeds Utd : 30/10/2014 19:53:00
LUFC Cardiff City v Leeds United Team News
Leeds Utd : 30/10/2014 19:40:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Prediction for the Derby game
Suggested By:  Josh
Win 11%
Draw 10%
Loss 79%