Reading are having a tough time in the league at the moment, with two successive poor seasons in lower midtable.
After getting of to a flying start last season, during which they hit the heights of second place, before disruption and disarray after Steve Clarke went to Fulham to discuss becoming their manager, despite being several places below Reading in the table.
The club were already in a rut at the time, but hit rock bottom despite Clarke’s decision to stay, and he was sacked by the club three games later, to be replaced by Brian McDermott.
McDermott won a handful of games during his second tenure in Berkshire, and was given the chop after the season’s end, to be replaced with Jaap Stam.
There is undoubtedly some quality laced in this Reading side, whom Stam needs to get the best out of if Reading want to enjoy a good season next year.