Date:Wednesday December 20 2006
Reading captain Graeme Murty will make his 300th appearance for the Royals in Saturday`s fixture with Everton.
The skipper joined the club back in 1998 when a fee of £750,000 saw the then 24year old move from York City.
Reading`s Director of Football and ex-goalkeeper, Nicky Hammond, believes the player has excelled in his time at Reading; speaking to Reading`s Official Site Hammond commented:
'He's probably playing the best football of his career now.
'I was here slightly before him, and since he came to the club we've always been developing and he's very much part of that. '
Murty recently penned a deal with the club that will more then likely see him finish his career in Berkshire when the contract runs out in the summer of 2009.
Hammond confessed it is not a regular occurrence for the club to take players over the age of 30 on a long term contract, but the rule was exempt in Murty`s case:
'In the past we've had something of a policy of not signing players over 30 for more than a year, but you have to take each case on it's merits and Graeme is our captain.
'For him to be going out of contract in the summer, given the way he's performing, would not have been good."
Hammond lavished the player with compliments saying:
'He has been captain of the most successful team in this club's history.
'He is the consummate professional, he will look after himself and there's a good few more years in him yet, I'm sure.'
Lets hope Murty`s milestone match is a happy memory.
Adkins reflects on another loss (Wednesday October 22 2014)
Stats: Bournemouth v Reading (Wednesday October 22 2014)
Pressure grows on Adkins as Royals lose again (Wednesday October 22 2014)
Bournemouth 3 - 0 Reading (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Bournemouth (A) Match Preview (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Team news: Bournemouth vs Reading (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Royals interested in Bury defender (Monday October 20 2014)
Player Ratings - Derby (H) (Monday October 20 2014)
Stats: Reading v Derby (Sunday October 19 2014)
Gaffer hints at loans to improve defence (Sunday October 19 2014)
|15. Leeds Utd||13||4||4||5||-3||16|
|RUFC - Ref Watch v Brighton
» Rotherham : 23/10/2014 09:30:00
|Ricketts features for Under-21s
» Wolves : 23/10/2014 09:20:00
|RUFC - View From The Opposition - Fulham
» Rotherham : 23/10/2014 09:16:00
|Howe: Taking it slowly with Ward
» Bournemouth : 23/10/2014 08:34:00
|LUFC On This Day - October 23rd
» Leeds Utd : 23/10/2014 07:17:00