Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Royals Sign Czech Star

Royals Sign Czech Star

Reading have signed Czech Republic international midfielder Marek Matejovsky for an undisclosed fee.

Matejovsky, who can play in the centre of midfield or down both wings, was club captain at his previous club Mlada Boleslav.

Royals Director of Football Nick Hammond had this to say; 'Marek is primarily a central midfield player but he is also capable of playing in both wide positions or behind the strikers.

'He has been playing for a smaller club in the Czech league but he is an established international who is likely to be included in the very strong Czech Republic squad in the Euro 2008 Finals.

'He is a player we have been following for some time, and when the opportunity arose to sign him it was too good to turn down.'

The midfielder has been capped by his country six times, and scored in the impressive 3-0 win over Germany last year.

Reading boss Steve Coppell believes Matejovsky has what it takes to be a big hit at Reading, he said, 'He's bright, bubbly, intelligent and we hope he can be a good acquisition.

'He's flexible, he's a good player. He can play centrally or wide, he's a bubbly character and can slot in a number of places.

'He's the right kind of fit.'

Matejovsky, a previous transfer target of Liverpool and Hamburg, is Steve Coppell's first signing of the January transfer window and although the manager would like to bring in some more new faces, he insists he won't be rushed into anything, 'In this window we certainly won't be doing anything like a panic signing or a four-month signing.'

Chief Scout Brian McDermott added, 'We'll see what happens in the next few weeks in terms of getting more in. I know the gaffer is happy with the squad.'

The signing of Matejovsky will be officially unveiled at a press conference today at 3pm.




Join Vital Reading

It's easy to register; for Vital Reading, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board

To visit the Vital Reading message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Reading.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Chris Kitley
Date:Tuesday January 8 2008
Time: 3:36PM

Comments

0
I hope that Marek Matejovsky’s signing will prove to be a hit at Reading. It is defiantly an interesting signing, could this be another piece of good business for the Royals
MASTER-RFC
08/01/2008 16:07:00
0
He sounds pretty decent. Lets hope he gets put in the team pretty much straight away rather than leaving him to rot like fae!!
uroyals
08/01/2008 20:04:00
0
I hope it works out for you and the lad although I can't say I've heard of him!
merlin
10/01/2008 19:25:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Who Will Reading Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Reading outclassed by Preston

Reading's last home game of the season ended with defeat and made it 3 home defeats in a row.

Preston came to the Mad Stad and simply were the better side and should've won by more.

Br

Nicky Hammond to West Brom

Hammond leaves.

Stats: Reading v Preston

All the stats from Reading (1) vs (2) Preston, Madejski Stadium, 30th April Att:

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

thurlow97
Editor email
Profile
Josh
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:
Dom Solanke11%
Lewis Grabban9%
Jamie Mackie14%
Carlton Cole 9%
Nahki Wells57%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 45 25 15 5 90 34
2 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
3 Brighton 45 24 16 5 88 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 45 21 15 9 78 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 45 13 18 14 57 -1
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship