UK time is: 01:18:34
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

New club captain announced

Jem Karacan is the man chosen by Nigel Adkins to be the new club captain of Reading Football Club.

The 25-year old has been with the club since he was 14 years of age, going onto make 166 appearances for the Royals. Since Jobi McAnuff left the club last month, Adkins has been evaluating his options for a new skipper, with Gunter, Morrison and Guthrie also mentioned.

Speaking to the Official Reading FC website, Adkins said: 'Jem is ready to step up and show the leadership qualities he's got within him. He's come through the system, played in the first team, he's demonstrated he's got the ability that is required to be a leader.'

Recent injuries have restricted the Turkish midfielder to just 28 league appearances in the past two seasons, but is doing well in his recovery from a broken ankle suffered against Leeds last September. Jem tweeted the following about his appointment as captain:



A good and popular appointment on the whole to make Karacan captain - I had my money on Gunter, but you can see the logic in Adkins' decision. It's a shame about his current injury issue, but hopefully he will be back playing within the next few months with the armband.

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:Sunday July 20 2014

Time: 10:00AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Royals injury update (Monday September 22 2014)

Adkins: We had chances (Sunday September 21 2014)

Stats: Sheffield Wednesday v Reading (Sunday September 21 2014)

May strike separates sides in tight game (Sunday September 21 2014)

Sheff Wed 1 - 0 Reading (Saturday September 20 2014)

Takeover completed - end of Madejski era (Saturday September 20 2014)

Team news: Sheff Wed vs Reading (Friday September 19 2014)

Takeover 'finally' set for completion (Thursday September 18 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
Sheff Wed 1 - 0 Reading
Reading 1 - 2 Huddersfield
Reading 3 - 2 Millwall
Reading 1 - 0 Ipswich
Reading 3 - 0 Fulham
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Charlton 8 3 5 0 3 14
8. Derby County 8 3 4 1 5 13
9. Blackburn 8 4 1 3 0 13
10. Reading 8 4 1 3 0 13
11. Leeds Utd 8 4 1 3 0 13
12. Ipswich 7 3 2 2 3 11
13. Millwall 8 3 2 3 0 11

Breaking League News

Howson And Hooper Fit To Face Shrews
Norwich : 22/09/2014 23:20:00
Ipswich Make It Three In A Row
Ipswich : 22/09/2014 22:24:00
Cardiff Rebuffed In Slade Request
Cardiff : 22/09/2014 20:30:00
Our Best Championship XI
Bolton : 22/09/2014 19:00:00
Royals injury update
Reading : 22/09/2014 18:43:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Prediction for the Fulham game?
Suggested By:  Josh
Win 37%
Draw 18%
Loss 45%