Reading will be hoping they can build on a hugely impressive league campaign to date under the management of Veljko Paunovic.
The Royals are currently sat top of the Championship table after their opening 11 matches of this year’s campaign.
The newly-appointed Reading boss has already shown that he’s more than willing to give a number of the club’s younger players a chance in and around the first-team squad.
We’ve seen the likes of Tom Holmes and Michael Olise feature for the senior squad, and they’ve certainly not looked out of place, as the Berkshire-based side continue to mount a somewhat surprising charge for promotion into the Premier League.
Olise’s performances in particular have caught the eye this term, and he’ll be keen to play his part int heir bid for promotion this season.
We take a look at TWO youngsters that are emerging at Reading that the Madejski Stadium faithful need to be aware of in the future.
Abbey stepped off the substitutes bench in Second Round of the EFL Cup against Luton Town, but was unable to make a significant impact in the limited game time facing the Hatters as they crashed out of the cup competition.
The 17-year-old was involved in the first-team meeting for when they met up with Paunovic ahead of his imminent appointment and the Royals boss was clearly keen to have him in and around the senior squad, as they wished him a happy birthday.
“It was Nelson Abbey’s birthday. I told everyone to come in, this is a great opportunity to start building our culture, where we care for each other, celebrate successes & birthdays. So we all sang happy birthday at 1.30am to Nelson.”
The youngster has been a regular for the Reading academy teams, and is likely to be one of the players that are pushing for a spot in the senior squad in the near future.
The young goalkeeper has caught the eye with a number of impressive performances for the Reading academy teams in recent seasons.
Boyce-Clarke also represents England at youth level, and is highly-rated, having attracting previous interest from Manchester United according to The Sun.
A move elsewhere is yet to materialise, and the Royals will be eager to keep hold of him for the foreseeable future.
The youngster will be hoping he can force his way into the Reading squad in the near future, as he looks to challenge Luke Southwood for his spot in the matchday squad this term.