Reading - Royals secure deal for Ireland international
UK time is: 14:59:45
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Royals secure deal for Ireland international

Reading have completed the signing of Fulham defender Stephen Kelly for an undisclosed fee.

The 29-year old signed a two-and-a-half year contract at the Madejski Stadium on Friday evening and could even play a part in today's encounter with West Brom. The fee for Kelly has been left undisclosed by the Royals, but is believed to be in the region of 1.2 million, taking the January spend to approximately 2 million.

Kelly, who has been capped 32 times for the Republic of Ireland, is the club's third signing of the January window, after deals for Daniel Carrico and Hope Akpan. The former Spurs full-back has only made two appearances in the Premier League for Fulham this campaign and was keen to secure regular football away from Craven Cottage.

This transfer does raise a few questions. I'm glad we have brought in the experience of Kelly, but we're Reading fans holding out for a bigger name? Also, where does this leave Chris Gunter and Shaun Cummings in the pecking order? You can only imagine one of those players is departing from the club in the near future.

Wiki page: Stephen Kelly

Join The Vital Debate




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: Josh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 12 2013

Time: 10:00AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Y19-Royal 1

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Huddersfield 46 13 16 17 -17 55
17. Fulham 46 14 10 22 -21 52
18. Bolton 46 13 12 21 -13 51
19. Reading 46 13 11 22 -21 50
20. Rotherham 46 11 16 19 -21 49
21. Brighton 46 10 17 19 -10 47
22. Millwall 46 9 14 23 -34 41

Breaking League News

Forest Set Date For First Friendly!
Forest : 28/05/2015 14:58:00
Striker keeps options open
Middlesbrough : 28/05/2015 14:56:01
Defender backed following slip
Middlesbrough : 28/05/2015 14:44:01
Defender still to decide
Middlesbrough : 28/05/2015 14:40:01
Reading in talks with Swindon Goalkeeper Wes Foderigham
Reading : 28/05/2015 13:24:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Would you take ALF back?
Suggested By:  
Yes 53%
No 47%