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Reading FC sign former Birmingham City captain Michael Morrison on two-year deal

Former Birmingham City defender Michael Morrison has put pen to paper on a two-year deal with the Royals.

The deal was announced after the 6ft centre half finished a medical at Hogwood Park on Friday morning.

Morrison has more than 500 professional appearances on his CV, having begun his career with Cambridge United. A move to Leicester City followed in 2008 – where he helped Nigel Pearson’s men achieve promotion to the Championship before spells with Charlton Athletic and Birmingham City. In his four-and-a-half years with the Blues he totted up 183 appearances across all competitions and scored 15 goals. Many of those were made sporting the captain’s armband at St Andrew’s.

The 31-year-old made 44 appearances for City last season, scoring seven times.

Chief Executive Nigel Howe said: “It was important we bolstered the defensive options available to José and, a two-time title winner who has captained a club in the Championship for the last four campaigns, Michael will be key in achieving a successful balance between youth and experience at Reading. I am very pleased to welcome Michael to our club.”

Morrison will train with his new teammates for the first time this week after the Royals returned from their pre-season training camp in Spain.

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