The play-off final of 2016/17 will feel an awful long time ago for Reading fans now as they sink closer and closer to the third tier of football.
The Royals narrowly avoided relegation last season, but things do not seem to have improved having picked up just 16 points from their opening 17 matches.
Despite not currently occupying a relegation spot, Paul Clement’s side are only level on points with Hull City and Bolton Wanderers, who do.
The club have kept just one clean sheet all season, conceding 29 so far, so it is clear to see where the club’s big problem lies.
Nottingham Forest were recently linked with experienced defender Angel Rangel, who has been absolutely crucial in QPR’s sparkling run of form. But his contract runs out in mid-January.
He is surely exactly the sort of presence Clement could do with in his defence.
Here then, are TWO reasons why Reading must pip the Reds to his signature…
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