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Reading Running Out Of Time

Reading Running Out Of Time

That transfer clock is tick-tocking down and in only a matter of days many teams may have missed their chance to bolster their squads.

Many clubs will rue missing their opportunity to strengthen their squads after injury disaster hits but one of these won`t be Reading.

You see, Reading have already been paid a visit by the injury fairy and still the team refuse to make any footprints in the transfer market!

Reading`s lone signing in the winter window has been 18-year-old goalkeeper, Mikkel Andersen. The Dane signed for an undisclosed fee but it is thought to be in the region of 100,000.

Meanwhile, Reading`s defence is being exposed to the bare bone, with central defender Ibrahima Sonko out for an unknown time and defensive stand in, Brynjar Gunnarsson also suffering; it could be said that Reading have had a few scares.

And, what`s more with the loss of Nicky Shorey and skipper, Graeme Murty in recent matches alarm bells should be ringing around the Madejski Stadium.

However I paint a very unbalanced picture, there are noises coming from the Reading camp to combat the defensive agonies, albeit they are murmurs and not shouts and screams.

According to the Reading Evening Post Reading will be bringing Cork City centre back Alan Bennett in to reinforce the weakened defence.

After much time spent ironing out a fee with the Irish club, it is thought that the 25-year-old will join the Royals for a sum of around £250,000; somewhat of a compromise from Reading`s last offer of 200,000 and Cork`s demand of 300,000.

It is thought that Cork`s chairman Brian Lennox was in Reading recently finalising the deal and that the news will be confirmed in days to come.

Meanwhile, there is still time for Reading to make some other moves: Colchester`s Greg Halford is, as always, in the frame and Richard Chaplow of West Brom, has joined Luton`s Leon Barnett on Reading`s wanted list.

Finally, Michael Duberry, the ex-Chelsea player and captain of Stoke; is also an alleged target of Reading:

Reading boss Steve Coppell is hoping to bring the FA Cup winner in as cover for his sparse defensive line.


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Date:Monday January 29 2007
Time: 9:18AM

Comments

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Ur gaffer is showing his experience by not slashing the cash before he has it! No need to purchase anyone if you are flying high! Please by Colchester's Greg Halford for £3.5 million so the Col U fans can move on!
Matt_Us
29/01/2007 10:59:00
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Halford would be a welcome addition to the squad, but I'm not sure that £3.5million for a player out of contract at the end of the season is the right price.
Thomas L'Heureux
29/01/2007 13:26:00
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Looking at the table SC wont be jumping into the transfer market for the sake of it. He is too shrude to go buying players on a whim, he will wait till the end of the season to see how much money he will have to again keep Reading in the Prem. The surprise package this season every ones favourite to go down, good on ya for proving the pundits on MOTD wrong.
col8
30/01/2007 23:43:00
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