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Friday 28 August 2015 6:04 PM

Reading FC News

Spanish midfielder Alex Fernandez has joined Reading on a season-long loan from La Liga side Espanyol.

The move is subject to normal ratification by the football authorities and the player receiving international clearance.

The 22-year-old has already experienced playing at the Madejski Stadium this season, having faced Steve Clarke's side during a pre-season clash this summer.

He began his career as

09:30 Fri 07 Aug 2015
Alan Devonshire After weeks of transfer activity and pre-season warm-ups, the football season finally starts again this weekend. It's been an eventful summer for a lot of our regional clubs and many fans will be going into
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11:20 Wed 15 Jul 2015
reading fc Reading FC have fended off interest from rival clubs to announce the signing of goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi. The Royals have completed transfer of the 33-year-old keeper who has been training with the club following
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17:53 Wed 08 Jul 2015
reading fc Reading Women's striker Fran Kirby has signed for Chelsea in a deal which sees her become the most expensive player in the history of British female
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14:29 Wed 05 Aug 2015
Reading FC Former Reading midfielder Danny Guthrie has signed for Championship side Blackburn Rovers following his release from the club. The ex-Newcastle player has signed a two-year deal with the Lancashire club following a successful trial. The
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11:27 Fri 10 Jul 2015
Jem Karacan Midfielder Jem Karacan as penned an open letter to Reading fans after completing a 'dream' move to Galatasaray. The Royals' former captain, who left the club after his contract expired, has signed for the Turkish
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10:48 Wed 17 Jun 2015
Reading v Arsenal Reading FC will kick off their Championship campaign at Birmingham City on Saturday, August 8, kick-off 3pm. Steve Clarke's Royals begin with an interesting run of fixtures with Leeds United visiting the Madejski Stadium on
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17:30 Thu 27 Aug 2015
Magpies' captain Alan Massey Maidenhead United visit high-flying Hemel Hempstead Town on Saturday ahead of Monday's landlords versus tenants clash against Hayes & Yeading United at York Road. Alan Devonshire admits second placed Hemel will be favourites for Saturday's
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17:40 Fri 28 Aug 2015
Levi Thackeray Windsor supporters have been asked to show patience as Mick Woodham looks to build a squad capable of challenging for promotion again. The Royalists' attempts to get out of the Combined Counties Premier Division has
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10:24 Tue 25 Aug 2015
d Gareth Ainsworth has made a move into the loan market to bring Aston Villa defender Janoi Donacien to Adams Park on a one-month deal. The 21-year-old played his first ever senior game for the Premier
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Reading FC News

Premier League football graces the Madejski Stadium again this season after Reading FC's triumphant title-winning campaign in the npower Championship in 2011/12.

The Royals secured promotion to the Barclays Premier League with a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest in April, after a fantastic surge in the second half of the season saw them climb to the top of the league table.

Brian McDermott's Reading FC had narrowly missed out on a return to the Premier League a year earlier, when they lost to Brendan Rodgers' Swansea City FC in the 2011 Championship play-off final at Wembley Stadium.

Prior to this season, the Madejski Stadium had only staged Premiership football in the 2006/7 and 2007/8 seasons - during the first of which the Royals missed out on UEFA Cup qualification by just one place, finishing in eighth.

A year later the Premiership table did not make such kind viewing for Reading FC fans, as Steve Coppell's side were relegated on the last day of the season in 18th.

Supporters will be hoping the Royals achieve Premier League survival this time around.

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Club: Reading FC

Nickname: The Royals

Formed: 1871

Ground: Madejski Stadium

League: Premier League

Owner: Thames Sport Investment (Anton Zingarevich)

Chairman: Sir John Madejski

Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading FC Twitter: @ReadingFC

Official club website: - for Reading FC tickets, football fixtures and the Barclays Premier League table.