UK time is: 09:34:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Royals Close in on Armstrong

Reading are set to sign Sheffield United's Chris Armstrong for a fee of around 750,000.

The Royals have been without a recognised left-back since the sale of Nicky Shorey to Aston Villa.

Since the departure of Shorey, winger Stephen Hunt has deputising but he was well and truly found out on Saturday as the Royals lost 4-2 at Charlton.

Despite several serious injuries that have threatened to end his career, Armstrong his higly rated amongst Blades fans and his pace and defensive abilities will be a huge asset to Reading.

The 26 year-old could sign as early as this afternoon and will be in line to make his debut at home to former manager Neil Warnock's Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Meanwhile speculation is hotting up surrounding the future of Reading striker Kevin Doyle.

Doyle has been linked with a 7.5m move to Aston Villa. Doyle missed a penalty at Charlton on Saturday and his confidence looks shot to pieces, a move could be just what he needs to re-capture the form he showed in his first two seasons at Reading.




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




Join the FREE Telegraph Championship Fantasy Football League!

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

The Journalist

Writer: Chris Kitley Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 26 2008

Time: 9:38AM

Your Comments

i good player on his day, 2 seasons ago though he did have a career threatening injury. he nearly trained to be a plumber. you will do tell to get him for 750k. i hear the blades are interested in sonko. and are preparing a 3m bid. i wonder if stretch could be part of the deal?? mmmmmmmmmmm
bladesforlife1889
I dont know too much about him, but if it allows Hunt to play up front again lets get him playingb wothout delay..
Robertski
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Reading 3 - 0 Blackpool (Saturday October 25 2014)

Royals take on second trialist (Saturday October 25 2014)

Blackpool (H) Match Preview (Friday October 24 2014)

The Opposition View - Blackpool (Friday October 24 2014)

Team news: Reading vs Blackpool (Friday October 24 2014)

Several play in training ground friendly (Thursday October 23 2014)

Defensive loan targets - Part 1 (Thursday October 23 2014)

Adkins reflects on another loss (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Stats: Bournemouth v Reading (Wednesday October 22 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

Birmingham : 26/10/2014 09:26:00
Leeds lose after second half collapse
Leeds Utd : 26/10/2014 09:00:00
Leeds Utd : 26/10/2014 08:00:00
LUFC On This Day - October 26th
Leeds Utd : 26/10/2014 07:40:00
Pugh: Over the moon
Bournemouth : 26/10/2014 07:27:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

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